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Re: Link in validator reference needs updating

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 26 Aug 2002 00:58:16 +0300
To: James Neeland <jim@neeland.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1030312697.30625.334.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Sun, 2002-08-25 at 12:18, James Neeland wrote:

> After doing a HTML3.2 validation, you show some HTML that could be used
> to show the validation, specifically:
>    <p>
>      <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><img border="0"
>          src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-html32"
>          alt="Valid HTML 3.2!" height="31" width="88"></a>
>    </p>
> 
> This no longer passes your link check :-(  -- the URL is now redirected 
> to:    http://validator.w3.org/  (There's no longer a check/referer).

Yes, there is "check/referer", but it checks the resource at the URI
contained in the HTTP "Referer" header sent by the client.  If there's
no such header, the client gets a redirect to the validator front page.

The link checker code doesn't set "Referer" explicitly, maybe it should.

Most (all?) modern browsers can at least be configured to send the
"Referer" header when you follow a link on a web page.

For more info, see RFC 2616, section 14.36.

HTH,
-- 
\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Sunday, 25 August 2002 17:58:54 GMT

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