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Re: Restriction of national IP only

From: Jan Dudík <jdudik@volny.cz>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 13:18:48 +0200
Message-ID: <000101c32848$4f4febe0$88f35ad4@jdudik>
To: "Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>, "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "Philip TAYLOR [PC336/H-XP]" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>

OK, Thanks for all.

Fortunately it was only temprorary restriction, now is everything all right.

I thing it's good idea to make something like www.w3c-validator.cz and in
Czech language too. I hope, i will find someone who knows something about
linux etc. and will make something.

I have tried A Real Validator,  but there was some problem with national
characters in document (not supporting the windows-1250 charset). Maybe it
was some old version with support of HTML 4 only.

Best regards

JAn Dudík

> >Jan's problem is that he cannot access the W3C validator via his Czech
> >ISP; if a Czech site were to host a 'mirror' of the W3C validator (that
> >is, if a Czech were to be able to offer a service identical to that
> >offered by the W3C for validation), then Jan and his Czech colleagues
> >would be able to validate their pages.  What Jan therefore needs is a
> >pointer to a document which specifies how the Validator can be ported to
> >another host.  It would then be up to Jan to find a Czech host which
> >would be willing to mount and support the service.

> I'm afraid I know of no "mirrors" of the Validator hosted in .cz or .sk.
It is
> possible to install a local copy (mirror) of the Validator on most
> systems (Debian and Red Hat Linux are the best supported). Documentation
> this is available at <http://validator.w3.org/docs/devel.html> and
> <http://validator.w3.org/source/>. Unfortunately the documentation for
this is
> rather poor, and to make matters worse the Validator does not make itself
> to install. You'll need some experience with Linux, Apache, and Perl (or
> access to a friend who has) to do this.
> Alternately you could use Liam Quinn's most excellent "A Real Validator
> Windows" <http://www.arealvalidator.com/>. It gives equally accurate
> as the W3C online version but it can be used "locally" and is a *lot*
> to install if you have access to a Windows machine.
> PS. You might want to discuss this policy with your hosting provider.
>     Presumably the policy is in place to limit bandwidth useage to what
>     is reasonable for the intent of the service. But this consideration
>     does not really apply to requests from the Validator so perhaps an
>     exception might be made?
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