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Re: What happend to http://validator.w3.org/check/referer ?

From: Gerald Pfeifer <gerald@pfeifer.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:59:15 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0707251654010.19878@acrux.dbai.tuwien.ac.at>

On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> I am afraid the introduction of "Markup Validator 0.8.0" broke the
> very useful 
>   http://validator.w3.org/check/referer
> link.  All I get from this know is
>   404 Not Found
>   The requested URL /check/referer was not found on this server.

A friendly reply off the list made me realize that my original report
was not very clear.  Sorry for that!

To be clear, the problem I am seeing is that the following snippet
that I have on some web pages (such as http://gcc.gnu.org) failed to
stop working now after several years 

  <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer">
      <img src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10"
     alt="Valid XHTML 1.0" border="0" width="88" height="31" />

Is this snippet (which had worked for years) somehow bogus, or is
there indeed some breakage on validator.w3.org?

Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2007 14:59:14 UTC

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