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Re: checklink: www.1a-geschenkidee.com

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 09:39:07 +0100
Message-Id: <1EF700B3-5274-4FB2-8813-42D32FE6BDDE@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Andreas Moser <moserwebpublishing@gmail.com>


On 27 Mar 2008, at 18:42, Andreas Moser wrote:
> Do you have an idea why I get the error 406 in the link checker?

Your server is misconfigured. When a user agent which sends the user- 
agent HTTP request header used by Checklink requests http://www.1a- 
geschenkidee.com/ it claims "An appropriate representation of the  
requested resource / could not be found on this server." despite  
being perfectly capable of doing so given exactly the same request  
headers but with a Firefox user agent.

This is probably an attempt to block bots from the site (with a very  
wide "No libwww-perl based user agents" block), and since Checklink  
is a bot, it gets blocked.

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David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk/
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