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Detecting broken image links

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Community Member, 96 Posts

16 May 2012 at 7:33pm

Edited: 16/05/2012 7:34pm

Hey guys,

I´ve a silverstripe-website with hundreds of images. Anyway, sometimes the links to images gets broken (no idea why). The result is, that users see a white paper thing instead of the image. But I´ve created a little jquery-php solution:

for the javascript that appears on every site:

$check = false;

$currentUrl = window.location.pathname;
$.post("themes/mytheme/php/send.php", { brokenimage: $currentUrl } );
$check = true;

for the send.php:
$brokenimageposition = $_POST['brokenimage'];
$brokenimageposition = stripcslashes($brokenimageposition);
$brokenimageposition = htmlspecialchars($brokenimageposition);

##Send activation Email

$subject = "Broken image link";

$to = "";

$message = "Broken link is detected on the following site: \n$brokenimageposition";

$headers.="MIME-Version: 1.0\n";
$headers.="Content-Type: text/plain;\n\t charset=\"utf-8\"\n";
$headers.="Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit\n";
$headers.="X-Mailer: PHP\n";
$headers.="X-Priority: 3\n";

mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers);


This should work for any other 40X-error as well. I hope it is useful for someone.