Feature: #29342 - Improve ValidatorTask

See forge#29342


The \TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Task\ValidatorTask scheduler task for reporting broken links via email which still used marker templates, has been improved. This is achieved by switching to FluidEmail, extending the task configuration along with the mails content for more detailed reports, code refactoring and introduction of strict types for both

\TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Task\ValidatorTask and \TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Task\ValidatorTaskAdditionalFieldProvider.

The task configuration got the following new fields:

  • languages Comma separated list of language uids
  • emailTemplateName Name of the fluid template

With languages it's now possible to limit the report to specified system languages. This is useful if multiple tasks for different groups of recipients should be registered.

With emailTemplateName it is possible to use different custom templates for each task. The template path must be set in $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['templateRootPaths']. Additionally the used SystemEmail layout can be changed by setting your custom layout path in $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['layoutRootPaths']. If no emailTemplateName is set or the specified input is invalid, the task automatically uses the default template name on task execution.

The following new PSR-14 event has been introduced:


This event can be used to manipulate the \TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Result\LinkAnalyzerResult, which contains all information from the linkvalidator API. Also the FluidEmail object can be adjusted here. This allows to e.g. pass additional information to the view by using $fluidEmail->assign() or dynamically adding mail information such as the receivers list. The added values in the event take precedence over the modTSconfig configuration. The event contains the full modTSconfig to access further information about the actual configuration of the task when assigning new values to FluidEmail.

Note: As it's now also possible to set the recipient addresses dynamically using the event, the email field in the task configuration can remain empty but will be added, if defined, on top of already defined recipients from the event. All other values such as subject, from or replyTo will only be set according to modTSconfig if not already defined through the event.

An example implementation of the PSR-14 event:

namespace Vendor\Extension\EventListener;

use TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Event\ModifyValidatorTaskEmailEvent;

class ModifyValidatorTaskEmail
   public function modify(ModifyValidatorTaskEmailEvent $event): void
      $linkAnalyzerResult = $event->getLinkAnalyzerResult();
      $fluidEmail = $event->getFluidEmail();
      $modTSconfig = $event->getModTSconfig();

      if ($modTSconfig['mail.']['fromname'] === 'John Smith') {
         $fluidEmail->assign('myAdditionalVariable', 'foobar');

         $linkAnalyzerResult->getTotalBrokenLinksCount() . ' new broken links'

      $fluidEmail->to(new Address('custom@mail.com'));
      - name: event.listener
      identifier: 'modify-validation-task-email'
      event: TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Event\ModifyValidatorTaskEmailEvent
      method: 'modify'

The \TYPO3\CMS\Linkvalidator\Result\LinkAnalyzerResult contains following information by default:

  • $oldBrokenLinkCounts Amount of broken links from the last run, separated by type (e.g. all, internal)
  • $newBrokenLinkCounts Amount of broken links from this run, separated by type (e.g. all, internal)
  • $brokenLinks List of broken links with the raw database row
  • $differentToLastResult Whether the broken links count changed

The brokenLinks property gets further processed internally to provide additional information for the email. Following additional information is provided by default:

  • full_record The full record, the broken link was found in (e.g. pages or tt_content)
  • record_title Value of the full_record title field
  • record_type The title of the record type (e.g. "Page" or "Page Content")
  • language_code The language code of the broken link
  • real_pid The real page id of the record the broken link was found in
  • page_record The whole page row of records parent page

More can be added using the PSR-14 event.

Additionally to the already existing content the email now includes a list of all broken links fetched according to the task configuration. This list consists of following columns:

  • Record The record_uid and record_title
  • Language The language_code and language id
  • Page The real_pid and page_record.title of the parent page
  • Record Type The record_type
  • Link Target The target
  • Link Type Type of the broken link (Either internal, external or file)


The main improvement is the more detailed report which is delivered by FluidEmail, using the default SystemEmail layout. Along with the new PSR-14 event, extension authors are now able to fully customize the content of the report as needed.