This rule has been marked as a Guideline

Guidelines are strong suggestions that improve the quality of a package version. These are considered something to fix for next time to increase the quality of the package. Over time Guidelines can become Requirements. A package version can be approved without addressing Guideline comments but will reduce the quality of the package.


In the nuspec, one of the URLs provided is invalid. Usually this means that the URL does not actually go to a website.

The following URL’s, if invalid, will be marked as a Guideline (would be good if it could be fixed).

  • description - Guideline
  • releaseNotes - Guideline


Within the Description and ReleaseNotes elements, all URL’s contained within them will be validated.

Please update the incorrect field(s) so that it results in a valid URL.


We expect that the URLs actually go to an existing URL


We have worked through a number of issues where valid URL were actually being flagged as invalid. If you believe that a valid URL within your nuspec file is being flagged as invalid, please reply on the package moderation page, and a moderator can help investigate.