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Re: http://vax.linsze.hu/ validation error

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 02:11:01 +0100 (BST)
To: "J. Grant" <jg@jguk.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0408300159110.1567@hugin.webthing.com>

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004, J. Grant wrote:

>
> This page gives a bizarre error:
> http://vax.linsze.hu/

In the HTTP response headers, you have

Content-length: ld

That's a bug in your server.  You've effectively told the user agent
(validator or browser) to read and parse zero bytes of data.  Well,
that's one form of error correction it can do; another is just to
ignore the bogus header.

FWIW, Page Valet ignores the bogus header and reads your page
and reports errors, while the WDG validator does the same as the
W3C validator.  So I'm guessing the "read zero bytes" behaviour
comes from Perl/LWP which both W3C and WDG use.

-- 
Nick Kew
Received on Monday, 30 August 2004 01:11:35 UTC

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