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Re: Recommended Valid HTML check/referer no longer works

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 20:47:41 +0100
To: "DI Management" <code@di-mgt.com.au>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3e2d0bff.191306874@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* DI Management wrote:
>      <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><img border="0"

>However, when users click on that, it now redirects you to
><http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=>
>
>and gives you the message:-
>
>Sorry, this type of URI scheme (undefined) is not supported by this service.
>Please check that you entered the URI correctly
>
>Which is embarrassing if you've put the recommended link on all your pages.

This (unfortunately) happens if your browser does not send a Referer:
header (or some proxy between your browser and validator.w3.org removes
it).
Received on Thursday, 16 January 2003 14:47:01 GMT

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