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Re: 404 Error — Please Help

From: lytrotis <jtforms@dmgatlanta.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 06:29:44 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <18963090.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org


Chuck, thanks for the thorough response. That actually makes a lot of sense.
Not that I can personally do anything about it =) at least I have a clearer
idea of what's going and how to get it resolved.

Thanks again.


Chuck Houpt wrote:
> 
> 
> (Although this thread is a bit off-topic, I thought I'd respond  
> because it is common to get confused about the different ways web  
> browsers and web tools handle HTTP result codes)
> 
> Hi lytrotis,
> 
> The problem you are seeing is because the front page of  
> insidegrape.com is always returning the 404 (Page Not Found) error  
> code. The HTTP header is listed below (fetched with the curl tool).  
> Because of the 404 code, the Validator stops checking the page.
> 
> Regular web browsers do not check or indicate anything when an error  
> code is received - they just display the received page as normal. Of  
> course, typically the page received with a 404 code is a page  
> explaining that the requested URL couldn't be found (and maybe  
> offering a site map or search). In the case of insidegrape.com, the  
> normal front page is being sent with a 404 code.
> 
> Tools like the W3C Validator do check the HTTP result code, so it does  
> not validate a page when  it receives a 404 code. Note that sub-pages  
> of insidegrape.com return normal result codes, so they can be  
> validated. For example:
> 
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://insidegrape.com/index.php? 
> option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=37&Itemid=96
> 
> Possibly the 404 code on the front page is a bug or it is set to  
> prevent robots and other automated tools from visiting the site during  
> development.
> 
> Cheers - Chuck
> http://chuck.habilis.net
> 
> Header Dump:
> 
> % curl -I http://insidegrape.com/
> 
> HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
> Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:27:09 GMT
> Server: Apache/2.0.63
> X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.6
> Expires: Mon, 26 Jul 1997 05:00:00 GMT
> Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre- 
> check=0
> Pragma: no-cache
> Set-Cookie: 93a4cd5d4ba7ac4f27dac967d3e05e88=-; path=/
> Last-Modified: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:27:09 GMT
> Content-Type: text/html
> 
> 
> 
> 

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