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Invalid URL scheme (xxxx) when I use your re-validation link from my webpage

From: Avi Green <avi@dorsai.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:14:06 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator mailing list <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.53.0411151253430.19943@amanda.dorsai.org>

Dear kindly validator developers,

At the suggestion of your online Link Checker page, I finally took the
plunge and ran your validator on my homepage, www.dorsai.org/~avi.  I
was able to get it compliant with HTML 4.0 Transitional pretty easily
(Thanks for having such clear instructions!), and I inserted the
recommended code to display the validator icon on my homepage.

Unfortunately when I use the button to validate my page using your
online validation service v0.6.7 at validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer,
the referrer header seems to get munged:

  Sorry, this type of URL scheme (xxxx) is not supported by this
  service.  Please check that you entered the URL correctly.

The URL in my location bar is
which evaluates to:


I searched Google to see whether anyone else had had this problem,
but I didn't find any references to your error message.

When I use the gemal.dk BrowserSpy Headers Information page at
http://gemal.dk/browserspy/headers.cgi, I don't see any referrer
header, but there's a header called "HTTP_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" with a
value of "++++++++++++++".  I'm assuming that the problem is being
caused by the Referer Filter in the Internet privacy software (McAfee
Privacy Service) on the computer I'm using.  I don't have
authorization to shut off that filter, so I'll try this on another
computer and see what happens.

Interestingly, I don't have this problem when I click on the link from
one of YOUR pages.


p.s.  I've got a lot of good stuff on my homepage, "Avi Green's
      Internet Tool & Resource Links".  See www.dorsai.org/~avi

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