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Re: browser can see page but validator gets an error

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 19:01:45 +0300
To: Claus.Rosenberger@rocnet.de
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1082995305.5478.182.camel@bobcat.mine.nu>

On Mon, 2004-04-26 at 14:38, David Dorward wrote:
> On 26 Apr 2004, at 12:20, Claus Rosenberger wrote:
> > i try to check an website but the validator gets an error all the time.
> >
> >  I got the following unexpected response when trying to retrieve
> > <http://www.rocnet.de/>:
> >
> >     500 Internal Server Error
> >
> > if i call the website with a browser i don't get any error, any ideas 
> > why?
> 
> It looks like that page is dynamically generated and depends on certain 
> http headers, but it doesn't exit cleanly if those headers are not 
> present. A 500 error is also found if one tries to download it using 
> wget.

At least the 500 error is triggered if the Accept-Language header is not
present in the request.  (And the Validator does not currently send that
header.)
Received on Monday, 26 April 2004 12:03:23 GMT

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