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Re: bug in checklink

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 14:51:18 +0900
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>
Message-Id: <C6B1779D-EC94-11D6-B02F-000393BAB03A@w3.org>

On Thursday, Oct 31, 2002, at 05:26 Asia/Tokyo, Jean Delvare wrote:
> I have found what could be a bug in checklink. I have one link on my
> page to http://www.logitech.com/. Checklink reports it as broken (404
> Not Found) but you can check it by yourself, logitech's website is up
> and running. So, anyone has an idea of what's going on ?

The problem is that the web server at www.logitech.com is broken, 

Using the HTTP GET method (which your browser uses), you get the 
document, but using the HEAD method (which the link checker uses), the 
server returns:

31/10 14:37 ot@wasabi ~% HEAD http://www.logitech.com/
404 Not Found
Connection: close

This is wrong, and violates the HTTP specification...
There is, unfortunately, not much we can do on our (linkchecker) side 
as long as people use broken servers.

Olivier Thereaux - W3C - QA : http://www.w3.org/QA/
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Received on Thursday, 31 October 2002 00:51:19 UTC

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