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RE: Alternative validation tool

From: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 15:01:40 -0000
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <000a01c2a838$b37e0290$d513268a@ukoln.ac.uk>

Could not this problem be dealt with by simply checking the referer page
and if there referer field was not CAST (or, now WatchFire) either
reject the request, or throttle back the service?

Brian

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Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
UKOLN
University of Bath 
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Email: B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk
Web: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/
Phone: 01225 38 3943

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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Chuck Hitchcock
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 9:26 AM
To: 'Tim Roberts'; 'WAI list'
Subject: RE: Alternative validation tools.

I'd like to mention that the free page test limits are due primarily to
the abuse of developers who wrote scripts to run against the Bobby
server attempting to replicate the functionality of the $99.00 Bobby
client. 

Those scripts were taking the CAST server down so often that there were
periods when Bobby was not available at all.  I understand that
Watchfire had the same experience and found it necessary to impose
similar limits.
Received on Friday, 20 December 2002 10:10:21 GMT

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