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Re: Result from url validation and direct input completely different

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 21:08:04 +0100
To: "Kate" <kate@microbytes.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20070907210804.2d153c3c@grimnir>

On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 15:19:04 -0400
"Kate" <kate@microbytes.com> wrote:

> The header of my document is as follows:

Any particular document?  A URL would tell us.

> <base href="http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/">

Using that as a clue, I see it returns:

> *  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"> 
> 
> *  *  <html> 
> 
> *  <head> 
> 
> *  <title>MicroBytes Montreal Computer Ordinateur</title> 
> 
> *  <meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0;
> url=http://www.microbytes.com/computer/ordinateur/index.php"> 
> 
> *  </head> 

... what you quoted.

Your server is messed up, and someone has "fixed" it with one
of the worst non-fixes in the book.  Tell your server admin to 
RTFM for Apache's "DirectoryIndex" directive.

> This has me somewhat confused

Your predecessor or coworker is/was an idiot.

-- 
Nick Kew

Application Development with Apache - the Apache Modules Book
http://www.apachetutor.org/
Received on Friday, 7 September 2007 20:08:16 GMT

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