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Re: checklink: what does this error mean?

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 18:05:03 +0200
To: Peter Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <m3seqtcvvr3401iolh8bj4k5ff2gljmf8j@4ax.com>
* Peter Patel-Schneider wrote:
>When I check my document for link validity I get the following error:
>
>http://www.bell-labs.com/user/pfps/
>      What to do: This is a server-side problem. Check the URI.
>      HTTP Code returned: 500
>      HTTP Message: Server Error
>      Lines: 36
>
>However, that URL works fine, and has worked fine for ages.

But the server incorrectly rejects HTTP HEAD requests:

  % netc www.bell-labs.com 80
  HEAD /user/pfps/ HTTP/1.0
  Accept-Language: en
  Host: www.bell-labs.com:80
  User-Agent: W3C-checklink/2.85 libwww-perl/5.50
  
  HTTP/1.1 500 Server Error
  Server: Netscape-Enterprise/3.6 SP1
  Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 16:03:59 GMT
  Content-length: 305
  Content-type: text/html
  Connection: close
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