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Re: 500 Error

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 00:06:46 +0000 (GMT)
To: Barry Coward <beulah@enterprise.net>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20020221235922.Q1739-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Feb 2002, Barry Coward wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > When trying to use your validation service all I get is a message:
> >
> >  <W3C> HTML Validation Service Results
> >
> > I got the following unexpected response when trying to retrieve
> > http://www.eavb.co.uk/ld/index.html:
> >
> >       500 Can't connect to www.eavb.co.uk:80 (Bad
> >       hostname 'www.eavb.co.uk')
> According to the DNS records, that domain was registered by
> ENTERPRISE on 9th February.  Your message is dated 8th February,
> so it's no wonder the validator couldn't find it.

I've exchanged  emails with Barry: it seems I misread his whois records,
and the domain was registered on Feb.9th 2001!  I can also confirm that
validator.w3.org doesn't recognise his address, and that Page Valet
finds a small number of errors in his page.

It seems that there is a DNS problem between w3.org and eavb.co.uk.
My quick check yesterday confirmed that both registered nameservers
for eavb.co.uk returned correct and consistent results, which seems
to point the finger at W3 or some unknown third-party.  In any case,
we have an unsolved problem here.

Nick Kew

Site Valet - the mark of Quality on the Web.
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 19:08:11 UTC

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