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[Bug 29292] New: supposedly-broken link not broken despite lack of filename extension

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Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:57:58 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-29292-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=29292

            Bug ID: 29292
           Summary: supposedly-broken link not broken despite lack of
                    filename extension
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://cold32.com
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: Nick_Levinson@yahoo.com
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
                CC: dave.null@w3.org, www-validator-cvs@w3.org
  Target Milestone: ---

The W3C Link Checker, when I entered <http://cold32.com>, allowed 10 levels of
recursion (more than needed), and set it to send the Referer, reported as
broken a link that worked for me. The Link Checker reported it as broken
because the URL ended without a filename extension. I tried suffixing <.html>,
<.htm>, </index.html>, </index.htm>, </Overview.html>, and </Overview.htm>,
which includes W3C's suggestions, but all failed as page-not-found. But since
the nonsuffixed URL worked, the Link Checker should have accepted the URL. The
URL was
http://www.public-domain-image.com/free-images/vintage-photography/eskimos-woman-and-girl-ice-fishing
and it was linked to on <http://cold32.com/image-credit.htm>.

For this bug report, I guessed the component and the version; the version is
actually 4.81.

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