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Re: Possible error?

From: Vivien Lacourba <vivien@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:08:29 -0500
To: Gareth <gareth@sulake.com>
Cc: webreq@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1075230509.933.35.camel@han-solo>

Gareth,

I am able to reproduce this error if I directly pate this URI
(http://validator.w3.org/check/referer) in a new browser window. If you
are browsing a web site and then click on a such link the Refere files
sent in your HTTP request will be set at your actual location value.

For example if you are browsing http://www.w3.org/
and then click on the validate icon at the bottom of the page it will
validate the W3C Home page. 

I suspect your issue is related to your browser that did not send the
Referer value with your HTTP request.
I'd be curious to know what browser you are using and if you installed
any anti spy software or firewall that could block this.

You can also validate directly you Web site by entering the URI manualy
at http://validator.w3.org/

Regards,
Vivien

On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 15:32, Gareth wrote:
> Hey,
>  
> Just a quick thing... you are aware that the validator from your link
> doesn't work aren't you?
>  
> The code you state is:
>  
>     <p>
>       <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><img
>           src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10"
>           alt="Valid XHTML 1.0!" height="31" width="88" /></a>
>     </p>
>  
> I get an error when I click it from my site. But even if you click
> your logo on one of your own pages (http://validator.w3.org/) you get
> the message: "Sorry, this type of URI scheme (undefined) is not
> supported by this service". It then gives the example saying it should
> be in the format http://validator.w3.org/. Am I missing something?
>  
> Thanks,
>  
> Gareth
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Vivien Lacourba                               vivien@w3.org
World Wide Web Consortium                 http://www.w3.org
W3C Webmaster   MIT/CSAIL
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