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Validating the validator ?

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 17:27:38 +0000
Message-ID: <4552138A.9050607@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: www-validator-css@w3.org

When presented with a broken URL, the Jigsaw
validator quite reasonably reports an error :

>  w3c
> CSS
> Validator
> Error
> Target: http://www.freewe
> 
> I/O Error: The host name [www.freewe] couldn't be resolved. Details: "www.freewe: www.freewe" 

However, if one attempts to validate the HTML used to generate
this error message, one is told  that an Internal Server
Error has occurred :

> W3C QA Markup Validation Service
> v0.7.3
> 
>     * Skip Navigation | Home
>     * About...
>     * News
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>     * Help & FAQ
>     * Feedback
> 
> Sorry! This document can not be checked.
> 
> I got the following unexpected response when trying to retrieve <http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http://www.freewe>:
> 
>     500 Internal Server Error
> 
> If you made recent changes to your domain name (DNS) configuration, you may also want to check that your domain records are correct, or ask your hosting company to do so.
> Valid XHTML 1.0! The W3C Validator Team

Is this the expected behaviour ?

Philip Taylor
Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2006 17:28:19 GMT

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