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Re: checklink: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 12:23:22 +0100 (BST)
To: Joseph Eisenberg <josephme@uclink.berkeley.edu>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0105021216400.84144-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

> Hi,
> http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/
> is a perfectly good URI;

The server is not HTTP compliant, and the URL is broken from here:

[nick@jarl nick]$ lynx -dump -head http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/

HTTP/1.0 404 Not found
Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 11:16:04 GMT
Content-Length: 305
Content-Type: text/html
Server: Netscape-Enterprise/3.6 SP3

OTOH, it responds to a GET request.  HTTP/1.0 and up require a server to
return the same headers for a HEAD and a GET request.

Nick Kew
Received on Wednesday, 2 May 2001 07:23:53 GMT

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