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Re: bug in checklink

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 14:18:24 +0000 (GMT)
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: Jean Delvare <khali@linux-fr.org>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0210311417090.19926-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Thu, 31 Oct 2002, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> 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,
> HTTP-wise...

It's netscape Enterprise/3.6.

www.mozilla.org also runs that, and has similar problems with HEAD
(returns a 500 error at present).

L.

> 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
> [etc.]
>
> 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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>
>

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