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RE: checklink: false 404 warnings

From: Tom Nixon <tom.nixon@aim23.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 15:23:59 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009c01c1fdae$7e604620$5b01a8c0@tom>
Thanks for clearing that up. I am using a bit of an unusual server
set-up: IIS piped into a Zope application server.
I will post the problem to the Zope mailing list.

T.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thanasis Kinias [mailto:tkinias@optimalco.com] 
> Sent: 17 May 2002 15:17
> To: Tom Nixon
> Cc: www-validator@w3.org
> Subject: Re: checklink: false 404 warnings
> 
> 
> scripsit Tom Nixon:
>  
> > Yes, the first page returns no errors, but when you check linked
> > documents it reports some 404s. If you click the supposedly 
> broken link
> > the page is actually there.
> 
> O<, here's the problem.  It's a server misconifguration on your end.
> 
> Take, for example, the `Our Work' stylesheet [1].  If you send the
> server at www.aim23.com a HTTP GET request, it serves you the 
> file.  If
> you send it a HTTP HEAD request, it returns 404, which is wrong.  The
> link checker uses HEAD requests to reduce server load and network
> traffic.
> 
> Unfortunately, you're using Microsoft IIS, so I can't offer any
> suggestions on how to fix your server configuration.
> 
> References
> 
> 1. <http://www.aim23.com/aim.cms/whoweare/ourwork/style.css>
> 
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