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Re: "No Referer header found!" ?!?

From: <jason.vas.dias@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:12:11 +0100
To: Olivier Desmares <olivier.d.css@orange.fr>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <201009131012.11971.root@summit.onsightdata.com>
On Monday 13 September 2010 09:43:03 you wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> 
> > The "No Referer header found!" error page text from 
> > http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https://text2car.com/tref.html
> > when submited with
> > http://validator.w3.org/check/referer :
> 
> Have you tried the following URL : http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer ?
> It works with my website although http://validator.w3.org/check/referer is indeed what is suggested by the validator documentation.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Olivier Desmares
> 
> 
> 
Thanks Olivier -

Yes, I have tried using 'check?uri=referer' - with same result. 

I've also now installed a valid SSL certificate for the site ,
but still no joy.

Are your pages served with HTTPS and the validator icon works?
If so, please send a link so I can investigate why it works for you.

Thanks & Regards,
Jason

The test page HTML ( https://text2car.com/tref.html ) :

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>W3C validator test page</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" />
</head>
<body>
<a href="/cgi-bin/testCGI.cgi">Click me!
</a>
<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=referer">
  <img src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10"
   alt="Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional" height="31" width="88"
  />
</a>
</body>
</html>

The "testCGI.cgi" page shows that the HTTP_REFERER variable is being set correctly,
so there must have been a http-referer header sent.
Received on Monday, 13 September 2010 10:13:17 GMT

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