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Further follow-up, Re: HTML Validator freezes

From: The Lintons' Video Press <tlvp@att.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 23:14:23 -0500
Message-ID: <46DCDB9F.2000402@att.net>
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Greetings, Olivier,

I guess the 0.8.1 validator still hangs and generates server errors?
At least, that's what happened when I tried to validate my Opow-01.htm
file from my hard drive using the validation tool in Opera 8.5,
and it's also what happened when I gave Opera 8.5 the URL


for the same file on the web.

Server error message (below) took about 2 minutes to come up. Still,
randomly selected other files on the same server checked successfully.

Is there any chance that the 0.7.4 validator is still available for use?
If so, where? [Even if it's a bit less accurate in its validation, it was
always far less likely to freeze or generate server errors than is 0.8.1 .]


-- Fred

[--- begin HTML of Server Error message ---]

<title>500 Internal Server Error</title>
<h1>Internal Server Error</h1>
<p>The server encountered an internal error or
misconfiguration and was unable to complete
your request.</p>
<p>Please contact the server administrator,
 [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred,
and anything you might have done that may have
caused the error.</p>
<p>More information about this error may be available
in the server error log.</p>
<address>Apache/2.2.4 (Debian) Server at validator.w3.org Port 80</address>

[--- end HTML of Server Error message ---]

Olivier Thereaux wrote:

>Hello, Fred,
>On Fri, Aug 24, 2007, tlvp@att.net wrote:
>>Alas, when I got around today to trying to validate the page that gave me
>>such trouble earlier, the validator responded NOT AT ALL: this was with
>>>>http://b.mikolajewska.home.att.net/booknook/Mahabharata/Opow-01.htm ,
>>same as before
>To clarify from my previos message: the fix is still in the development
>version of the validator, we haven't released the new version in
>production yet.
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 03:17:29 UTC

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