Restricting the link crawler to a specific application

You can add an optional "Use strict URL prefix" parameter to your Link Crawler plan to restrict the URLs that it visits. With this parameter set to "true", mabl will only crawl pages with a URL prefix that matches the base URL for your application.

To illustrate, if you have an application with a base URL of, the link crawler will visit any linked pages that include as the base domain, including and With this parameter enabled, mabl would only crawl pages that begin with We could further restrict the pages that mabl visits by including sub-pages in the URL for the plan. Thus, if the plan was set to test and this parameter was set to true, mabl would only visit linked pages that begin with

Note: More information on the default behavior of the crawler is available here



More information on the default behavior of the link crawler is available here.

Restricting the crawler to a specific URL prefix

  1. Open the Plan Details page for "Check all pages for broken links and errors."
  2. Click the "Edit" button.
  1. Scroll down to the "Tests" section.
  2. Click on the "Configure data-driven variables" icon for the "Visit all linked pages within the app" test.
  1. Click "Add Parameter" and (if applicable) choose "mabl parameter" as the Parameter Type
  1. Choose "use strict URL prefix" as the Parameter Name
  2. Choose "true" as the Parameter Value
  3. Click "Done" and save the plan