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Re: checklink:

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 12:44:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: John Russell <ve3ll@rac.ca>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0308101242470.11986-100000@localhost.localdomain>

On Sun, 10 Aug 2003, John Russell wrote:

> http://home.cogeco.ca/~ve3ll/linkcheck.htm
> 
> illustrates two problems... one is a false report of a 403 
> the other is a false report of a 404....  both work ok when
> link is clicked on...  Another linkchecker by duby  does not 
> give error for either of these links ...  what is problem ??? --

The linked Web servers are broken in their handling of the HEAD method:

$ HEAD http://www.eweek.org/
403 Access Forbidden
Connection: close
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 16:43:08 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Content-Length: 4126
Content-Type: text/html
Client-Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 16:43:29 GMT
Client-Junk: AuthentiX Version 5.5n1: 9261027000
Client-Response-Num: 1

$ HEAD http://search.aol.com/
404 Not Found
Connection: close
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 16:43:27 GMT
Server: Netscape-Brew/6.2.1
Content-Language: en
Content-Length: 82
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1
Client-Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 16:43:35 GMT
Client-Response-Num: 1



-- 
Liam Quinn
Received on Sunday, 10 August 2003 12:44:31 GMT

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