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Re: http://validator.w3.org/check/referer redirecting to document root

From: Ken Cotterill <ken@me.com.au>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:09:23 +1100
Message-ID: <002701c09a18$fb6a1560$afa711cb@deimos>
To: "Terje Bless" <link@tss.no>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>

Thanks for your response.

The referer (HTTP_REFERER) is being sent.
As stated, I tested this with a variety of browsers (Win32: IE5.5, NS6, Opera5 & FreeBSD: Lynx2.8) all with the same result.
You're welcome to check the XHTML code at the bottom of my home page (http://ken.me.com.au/) although this is more or less the code suggested on the (W3C) validation page.

I have been successfully using this service for a long time now without any problems. I'm unaware of any changes at this end which might have caused a problem and, if nothing's changed at your end, can only assume this was some "midstream" glitch (referer being lost in transit perhaps).

This is now working again fine for me. If you feel this requires further investigation, I'd be happy to supply additional information.

In closing, I just like to say thankyou for supplying this service free of charge. I make a serious effort to write valid HTML and this is so much better than all those "checkers" that just tell me I'm not conforming to HTML3.2 or that "Ken" is a spelling mistake.


Ken Cotterill.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Terje Bless 
  To: W3C Validator 
  Cc: Ken Cotterill 
  Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 6:40 AM
  Subject: Re: http://validator.w3.org/check/referer redirecting to document root

  On 16.02.01 at 19:02, Ken Cotterill <ken@me.com.au> wrote:

  >The http://validator.w3.org/check/referer URL is being redirected to

  Works like a charm for me. Are you sure that you are sending a referer? If
  you use an odd browser or going through some sort of proxy it may be that
  the referer URL isn't getting passed along to the Validator. Since it has
  no URL it gets redirected to the home page.

  The regression tests run fine in this regard and there's been no changes to
  the Validator in the last two months.
Received on Sunday, 18 February 2001 21:07:12 UTC

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