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Re: Validator

From: Paul Norman <penorman@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 22:44:01 -0800
Message-Id: <B909B133-403F-11D9-9A6D-00039399C742@mac.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: "Roger W. Haworth" <RHaworth@Tesco.net>

On 24-Nov-04, at 7:56 PM, Roger W. Haworth wrote:
> If you submit a URL that simply does not exist, you get:
>> Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because its content type 
>> is
>> application/octet-stream, which is not currently supported by this 
>> service.
> or
>> No Character Encoding Found! Falling back to UTF-8.
> depending on which browser you are using.
> Surely you can manage a more explict:  Document not found
I can't manage to reproduce this. If I try a URL with a bad hostname I 
get the
message 500 Can't connect to dud.domain.ca:80 (Bad hostname 
If I try a URL that gives a 404 error I get the message 404 Not Found

Despite this that error message does seem familiar to me.

Paul Norman
Received on Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:44:34 UTC

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