Hi I have to make a program to parse html document and check for broken links.
I did the first part and now wondering is there a method or class that checks if the link is valid?if not I assumed I can construst a method myself, like get the response code and see if 200.

Any help appreciated.
thanks.

by the way I found this http://commons.apache.org/validator/apidocs/org/apache/commons/validator/UrlValidator.html
but when I tried to compile I got
checkUrl.java:91: cannot find symbol
symbol : class UrlValidator
location: class checkUrl
UrlValidator urlValidator = new UrlValidator();

org.apache.commons.validator
Class UrlValidator

java.lang.Object
extended by org.apache.commons.validator.UrlValidator

All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable

I would suggest importing the package, and also downloading the appropriate jar file

I imported java.lang.Object

and where and what jar package i should download?

why would you import Object?
your class can use that no matter what, since it's the base-class of everything in Java.

org.apache.commons.validator
Class UrlValidator

java.lang.Object
extended by org.apache.commons.validator.UrlValidator

All Implemented Interfaces:
java.io.Serializable

you need to import the package in which UrlValidator is found, so you can use it. it's the jar file in which this class is you need to download