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Re: W3C Server configuration: access to XHTML DTD

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:51:35 -0500
To: Wolfgang May <may@informatik.uni-goettingen.de>
Message-Id: <F1000A9D-617B-45F9-BB76-7E7918D0002A@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 19 Oct 2009, at 10:44 AM, Wolfgang May wrote:

> Dear Ian,
>
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>
>>
>> On 19 Oct 2009, at 8:41 AM, Wolfgang May wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Sirs,
>>>
>>> when accessing the XHTML DTD at the usual URL by XSL engines
>>> (saxon, xalan), I get the below error.  The file is accessible via  
>>> browser
>>> and via wget, but access fails by such programs since some days  
>>> (maybe
>>> due to the website relaunch).
>>>
>> Hello Wolfgang,
>>
>> This is described in our FAQ:
>> http://www.w3.org/Help/Webmaster.html#block
>>
>> This is not related to the site redesign, but due to traffic abuse  
>> from a
>> piece of software that you may be using.
>
> Thank you very much for this information. Nevertheless, I doubt that  
> this
> is actually the reason. Firstly, I consider the use of a reference  
> to W3C
> (XHTML) DTDs not being abuse.

I totally agree. Having a URI as a reference is no abuse at all.

> Secondly, It appeared immediately when I
> called it the first time after some months. Thirdly (as usual,
> first trying to search the error on my side), I checked that it also
> occurs when I run the same application (i.e., a standard XSL tool,  
> in this
> case saxon) from an account at another university (Freiburg Univ.).  
> Moreover,
> the DTD is actually accessible by wget and by browser from the same
> computers.

That's all useful feedback. I'll forward your report to our systems  
team for more discussion.

  _ Ian

>
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang May
> 	
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