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[Bug 1069] localhost bug

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Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 03:29:59 +0000
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------- Additional Comments From ot@w3.org  2005-02-01 03:29 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> Seems that when you have in an img tag,
> src="http://domain.com///path_to_file/file.jpg" the validator returns a 302
> localhost error. 

Do you have any conclusive sign that this behaviour only happens when the page contains an image?

Here is the transcript of an HTTP session:
% telnet actionhour.net 80
Connected to host219.ipowerweb.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD /test2.html HTTP/1.1
Host: actionhour.net
User-Agent: W3C_Validator/1.305.2.148 libwww-perl/5.803

HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 03:08:50 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.31 (Unix) mod_log_bytes/0.3 FrontPage/ PHP/4.3.10 mod_ssl/2.8.19 
Location: http://localhost/
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

As you can see, it's the server that redirects, in a strangely broken manner, the page requested to http:/

This is not the first time we get this "redirection to localhost" problem:

% host actionhour.net
actionhour.net has address
% host www.ezyworkathome.com 
www.ezyworkathome.com has address

These two are using the same ISP (iPowerWeb)

% host www.falconberry.com 
www.falconberry.com has address

The third one was using a different ISP (Startlogic.com), contacted their tech support and apparently the 
issue is gone.

All three are using the same server software:
Server: Apache/1.3.31 (Unix) mod_log_bytes/0.3 FrontPage/ PHP/4.3.10 mod_ssl/2.8.19 

Either there is a version of apache with frontpage extensions being distributed that is broken (or comes 
with broken configuration defaults), or this is a new trend among Web Hosting companies.

We'll have to contact these WebHosts to figure it out...
Received on Tuesday, 1 February 2005 03:30:00 UTC

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