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FAQ > Testing multiple sites or areas

Because Total Validator follows links, different parts of the same website that are not linked will not be tested. Also, by default, only pages on the same website as the start page will be tested.

To avoid these restrictions, create a simple web page consisting of absolute links to the disconnected parts of the site, or to other websites. This page may be saved to the local file system, so there's no need to deploy it to a website. Then use this page as the start page together with the Follow remote links option.

The Follow remote links option tells Total Validator to follow all links on the start page only even those on different websites. Total Validator will then treat each link (on this first page only) as if was the start page and report on all the results together.

For finer control you can also use the Only follow below, Exclude, Include and Depth options as well.