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Re: checklink:

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 01:14:24 +0100
To: zo <humorzo@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060923001423.GB3804@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 12:42:01AM -0700, zo wrote:
>    checking links for my website, humorlessbitch.com:
>    http://video.google.com/
>    What to do: The link is broken. Fix it NOW!
>    .... but the link isn't broken.

Lets test ...

  david:~$ telnet video.google.com 80
  Trying 66.249.93.99...
  Connected to video.l.google.com.
  Escape character is '^]'.
  HEAD / HTTP/1.1
  Host: video.google.com

  HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
  Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
  Content-Length: 141
  Cache-control: private
  Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 00:08:56 GMT
  Server: GFE/1.3

A GET request returns an actual document. Basically Google's server is
broken. The HEAD request should get the same headers as a GET request.

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html#sec9.4

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David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Saturday, 23 September 2006 00:14:29 GMT

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