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Re: checklink: http://www.sunflower.com/~seeds/nordres.htm

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 21:10:26 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1064599825.9942.21.camel@bobcat.mine.nu>

On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 20:27, Brad Levy wrote:

> http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/branch/ge/
>      What to do: The link is broken. Fix it NOW!
>      HTTP Code returned: 404
>      HTTP Message: Not found
>      Line: 363
> 
> But when I try going to that link, it comes up fine.
> 
> Any idea why the error message?

Yes, the server does not grok HEAD requests, and checklink uses HEAD.
GET requests seem to work fine though.

   $ telnet www.mcpl.lib.mo.us 80
   Trying 207.160.205.3...
   Connected to www.mcpl.lib.mo.us.
   Escape character is '^]'.
   HEAD /branch/ge/ HTTP/1.0
   Host: www.mcpl.lib.mo.us

   HTTP/1.1 404 Not found
   Server: Netscape-Enterprise/3.6 SP3
   Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 18:09:10 GMT
   Content-type: text/html
   Connection: close

   Connection closed by foreign host.
   $
Received on Friday, 26 September 2003 14:10:33 GMT

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