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Re: validation problem

From: Stephen R Laniel <steve@laniels.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 16:02:40 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20031022200240.GB9870@laniels.org>

Unless I misunderstand, Peter was visiting
http://validator.w3.org/check/referer

which explicitly ends in the word 'referer'. To do this, and then to
complain that it's a bug when his browser blocks the referrer and the
validator fails to validate it, strikes me as presumptuous in the
extreme.

Peter, if you want to validate pages without referrer-checking, use the
form here:
http://validator.w3.org/

Yes, it's great that your browser runs through a referrer-blocking proxy
-- I'm glad it's protecting your privacy -- but this entails certain
tradeoffs. It would be one thing if there were no validator alternative,
but you clearly have one (see the second link, above).

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 11:58:52PM +0200, Peter Sass wrote:
> > For some reason your browser didn't provide a value for the HTTP Referer
> > header on which this mechanism relies. This is most often caused by proxy or
> > browser settings that are intended to protect privacy.
> 
> I have this same problem using Mozilla 1.0 on MacOS 9.2.1. But when I use IE5
> there is no problem. I thought it was a question of upgrading to a the newer
> OSX so I could upgrade to a newer browser with this bug fixed, but if it is the
> security settings, then I must consider it a validator bug. Who, after all,
> would not want settings that are intended to protect privacy.

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