[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5381: Prevent broken internal links in plugin readme content

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#5381: Prevent broken internal links in plugin readme content
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp    |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low               |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo               |

Comment (by dd32):

 Did some digging.

 There’s 35,061 links in published plugin readmes that link to
 WordPress.org, of that 17,902 are unqiue - I didn't sanitize the URLs so a
 bunch are trailing slash, others are http vs https (70% were ssl'd).

 Of those URLS, here's the response codes:
  - 200: 17,607 urls
  - 404: 295 urls.

 Of the 404's, some were parsing failures on my part.. Looking at those
 remaining 246 links, I've spreadsheeted them:

 So yeah, 0.7% of plugin links to WordPress.org from plugin pages are
 currently 404's, the majority of which haven't been in use for a long time
 and should be redirects if anything. The remaining few links (downloads,
 and 14 support forum links) can probably remain as 404s.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5381#comment:2>
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