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Optionally HtmlSC can be configured to check for the existance of external web resources. Due to the nature of web systems, this check might need a significant amount of time and might yield invalid results due to network and latency issues.


Architecture Decisions

Name Short Description
To check HTML we parse it into an internal (DOM-like) representation. For this task we use jsoup HTML parser, an open-source parser without external dependencies.
In the current {revision} we won’t check external links. These checks have been postponed to later versions.
The small java-string-similarity library (by Ralph Allen Rice) contains implementations of several similarity-calculation algorithms.