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Re: Possible Link checker bug

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 07:05:50 +0100 (BST)
To: Nicholas Freear <nick@bunburyIS.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0409260645220.9518@hugin.webthing.com>

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004, Nicholas Freear wrote:

(Hmmm, can anyone from bunburyIS be in earnest?)

> for example:
> 	http://e-government.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/Resources/WebGuidelines/fs/en/
> return a 404 error using the Link checker:

It's reporting exactly what the server tells it:

$ lynx -dump -head http://e-government.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/Resources/WebGuidelines/fs/en/
HTTP/1.1 404 Not found
Server: ""
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 05:44:59 GMT
Content-type: text/html
Connection: close

There is no document at that URL.  Either that or it's Schrödinger's cat,
which would be bogus HTTP on the above headers.  Basically it's a broken
server.  That "Server" header suggests a server that's been broken by a
webmaster's clueless hacking - it's really
iPlanet-WebServer-Enterprise/4.1, which I don't know well enough to say
if it has inherent brokenness.

Nick Kew
Received on Sunday, 26 September 2004 06:06:28 UTC

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