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Re: Validator option suggestion

From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 13:48:06 -0500
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20001102134806.B948@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 08:47:04AM -0500, Hugo Haas wrote:
> 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.

One problem with this though is that there may be some 401s that
are a result of the draft being (temporarily) in member space,
and others that are actually links to other member-internal
resources that need to be reported.

How about an option that says "ignore 401s for resources that
have the same URI prefix as that being checked" or something?

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