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Determine if a URL is valid via the API

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  1. Dave
    Dave avatar
    29 posts
    31 Oct 2011
    18 Oct 2012
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    I need to be able to query SF to determine if a URL is valid.

    For instance, if I receive a request for "~/home/this-part-is-invalid/", I need to be able to check the path against the pages stored in SF to determine if it will return a valid page, or a 404.

    How do I do this?
  2. Patrick Dunn
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    03 Nov 2014
    19 Oct 2012
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    Hi Dave,

     You could use a HttpWebRequest to get the URL and check if it is valid or not. What kind of functionality are you trying to implement? Is this for a widget or for a specific page? If you let me know I can give you better direction on where to drop this and how to build it out but here's the basics of URL validation:

    using System.Net;
    /// Checks the file exists or not.
    /// The URL of the remote file.
    /// True : If the file exits, False if file not exists
    private bool RemoteFileExists(string url)
            //Creating the HttpWebRequest
            HttpWebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(url) as HttpWebRequest;
            //Setting the Request method HEAD, you can also use GET too.
            request.Method = "HEAD";
            //Getting the Web Response.
            HttpWebResponse response = request.GetResponse() as HttpWebResponse;
            //Returns TURE if the Status code == 200
            return (response.StatusCode == HttpStatusCode.OK);
            //Any exception will returns false.
            return false;

    Let me know if this doesn't answer your question! Regards,
    Patrick Dunn
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