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Re: Ancher address in logo for validated page and link checker

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:14:09 +0200
To: martin@q8.co.th
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010823184236-r01010800-df4c1fc0-0910-010c@localhost>
On 06.08.01 at 01:23, martin@q8.co.th wrote:

>Running the link checker I was surprised to find a warning that the
>vallidation code 
>
>  <p>
>    <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><img border="0"
>        src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-html401"
>        alt="Valid HTML 4.01!" height="31" width="88"></a>
>  </p>
>
>Produces a (warning) error in the link checker.

This is a known issue. That link tells the Validator to check the referring
web page, but the link checker doesn't send a referrer HTTP header, so the
Validator redirects you to the home page as a primitive error recovery
procedure.

This issue is on both service's todo lists for attention, but no specific
way to "fix" it has been decided on yet. Meanwhile, you can safely ignore
errors related to a redirect from http://validator.w3.org/check/referer.
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2001 12:42:40 GMT

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