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Re: w3c and apache team

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 11:39:12 +0100 (BST)
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
cc: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0208141137270.35-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> * Liam Quinn wrote:
> >I don't think it makes sense for the Validator to check unsuccessful
> >responses since this almost always indicates an incorrect URL.  To check a
> >404 error page, you can use the file upload form.
>
> I disagree and actually I have requested this feature some time ago, see
> http://www.w3.org/2002/02/mid/89jn1uk63k59dsvan57sn7nb2i6cf91aip@4ax.com
>
> Using the file upload form is in general possible, but rather
> uncomfortable, if a simple switch could enable such feature in the
> validator. Consider e.g. dynamically generated error messages.

If it's your error page, you know its real url, and you can supply
that instead. (Presuming it's the endpoint of an ErrorDocument 403
directive.)

L.

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