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Re: "Too many Redirects".

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:06:26 +0000
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a0903011006u5da39a9fyc6bc72e77fe6b11@mail.gmail.com>
To: Hugh Sasse <hgs@dmu.ac.uk>
Cc: Amaya Mailing List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Hi Hugh,

> I have been attempting to debug a problem (with colours not showing
> up) on an internal server.

This is somehow weird. Could you explain this better, possibly by
attaching a code snipped or a working URL? By the way, note that
although there are lots of color names in HTML [1] which some browsers
recognize, ęHTML and CSS standards have listed only 16 valid color
names: aqua, black, blue, fuchsia, gray, green, lime, maroon, navy,
olive, purple, red, silver, teal, white, and yellow.Ľ [1].

> I've tried a number of browsers,
> (Firefox, internet explorer and Opera) but when I remembered Amaya
> is more rigorous, I tried that.

Other browsers usually also detect and record the set of found
problems. In Firefox, for example, the list can be found in "Tools"
menu, "Error Console" option (you may want to clear the message list
before loading the page which you are trying to debug). ;-)

> It detected bugs in the HTML, but also it gave me a message about too many redirects.
> I can't find any means of turning this error detection off.

I'm convinced you really don't want to. Such a high number of
redirects is generally a bad idea for several reasons:
 * It will cause a significant perceived slow down to your page(s) [1];
 * It may cause old or less standard browsers from accessing your site.

> Looks like I didn't rspond to the permission question fast enough.
> Retrying this. First attempt: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:12:49 +0000 (GMT)

I'm not able to understand this text portion. Again, could you detail
a bit, maybe with examples in order to make things clear?

Hope this helps,
  Helder Magalh„es

[1] http://www.w3schools.com/HTML/html_colornames.asp
[2] http://developer.yahoo.com/performance/rules.html#redirects
Received on Sunday, 1 March 2009 18:07:02 UTC

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