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Re: [CSSVal] ports not allowed

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 07:47:37 +0100
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02010400-1036-602052B74F2E11D9AB130030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:

>The CSS validator currently refuses to query ports < 1024 other than 80,
>to avoid having it used for DOSes for example. This is a choice that
>makes some sense, although arguably this is not something we are doing
>consistently (with our other tools) and is not hugely useful.

It is actively wrong. There are no restrictions on which ports can provide
HTTP service, and ports <1024 are «well known» not “reserved” (and, notably,
their allocations change over time).

Neither of the tools should have any such restrictions without very good,
specific, cause.


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