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Re: checklink:

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 28 Jul 2003 15:22:20 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1059394940.13844.174.camel@bobcat.mine.nu>

On Mon, 2003-07-28 at 12:39, Raziskovalec wrote:
> Hello.
>  
> A tested page
> http://www.raziskovalec.com/cgi-bin/links/pages/Benedikt/  
> and i know there is one link on that page tat does not exsist (error
> 404)
> but your script tells me there are no broken links on that page.

I guess you mean the link
<http://www.raziskovalec.com/cgi-bin/links/jump.cgi?ID=1038>.

jump.cgi seems to be broken, it seems to respond 200 OK to all HEAD
requests; link checker uses the HEAD method.

  $ telnet www.raziskovalec.com 80
  Trying 213.250.2.45...
  Connected to www.raziskovalec.com.
  Escape character is '^]'.
  HEAD /cgi-bin/links/jump.cgi?ID=1038 HTTP/1.0
  Host: www.raziskovalec.com

  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 12:15:06 GMT
  Server: Apache/2.0.47
  Connection: close
  Content-Type: text/html

  Connection closed by foreign host.
  $

So, as far as the link checker is concerned, the link is ok.

On the other hand, the GET method seems to work correctly in jump.cgi,
first it returns a redirect (302 Found) which results in a 404 Not
Found.  My advice is to contact the jump.cgi author to get the HEAD
method fixed.

HTH,
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