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Re: Validator option suggestion

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 08:47:04 -0500
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20001102084704.C30637@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 02, 2000, Terje Bless wrote:
> >Yes, if a document is in a private space and it has a bunch of links in
> >the same area, the link checker will report those links as 401's. This is
> >because the link checker to check technical reports which are public.
> 
> But don't you proxy the auth request for the original document to the
> browser? Why not cache that and attempt to use it for the relative links
> within the same realm? The only time this would create a problem is with a
> public document that links to private documents.

That's an excellent point: 401's should be reported only if the realm is
different from the one for the document checked.

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