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Re: checklink: Meaning of 401 "What to do" is unclear

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:14:01 +0300
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, www-validator@w3.org, John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Message-Id: <200707181914.02172.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

On Wednesday 18 July 2007, Olivier Thereaux wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2007, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> > My suggestion:
> >
> > [[ The link refers to a resource that requires authentication, such as a
> > password, in order to be accessed. Therefore, the link checker has not
> > checked it. ]]
> Thanks Jukka.
> This is a better wording than my suggestion, for the reasons you
> mention. Any second opinion, or suggestion to improve upon this?

Hmm... the above is indeed an improvement, but there's still room for some: it 
no longer answers to the "What to do" question, and "Has not checked it" is 
inaccurate/misleading; the link was checked, but the link checker wasn't 
authorized to access the resource.
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2007 16:15:03 UTC

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