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Re: checkline: http://www.md-d.org

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 20:11:53 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1083949912.5261.913.camel@bobcat.mine.nu>

> I'm linking from my personal homepage to the german wikipedia - 
> <http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauptseite>.
> 
> Now the link checker was complaining about this link:
> 
> :What to do: The link is forbidden! This needs fixing. Usual suspects: a
> :missing index.html or Overview.html, or a missing ACL.
> 
> Why is he complaining? The URI is correct (as you can test)..

de.wikipedia.org seems to reply "403 Forbidden" for all requests whose
User-Agent header contains "libwww-perl".

  $ telnet de.wikipedia.org 80
  Trying 207.142.131.235...
  Connected to de.wikipedia.org.
  Escape character is '^]'.
  HEAD /wiki/Hauptseite HTTP/1.0
  Host: de.wikipedia.org
  User-Agent: libwww-perl

  HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden
  Server: squid/2.5.STABLE4-20040219
  Mime-Version: 1.0
  Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 17:06:19 GMT
  Content-Type: text/html
  Content-Length: 1120
  Expires: Fri, 07 May 2004 17:06:19 GMT
  X-Squid-Error: ERR_ACCESS_DENIED 0
  X-Cache: MISS from wikipedia.org
  Connection: close
Received on Friday, 7 May 2004 13:12:16 GMT

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