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Re: Improve can't gunzip content error

From: Joe Merrill <jmerrill@crankingsoftware.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2015 21:57:42 -0600
Message-ID: <CAHeScEi3m_57AyibSOVM8MQU6ypnN=9Zj79RxqcEOkzCqgJ5jw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Hi Mike,

Thanks for confirming. I will use the Nu validator going forward.

Thanks,
Joe

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 9:04 PM, Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Joe,
>
> Joe Merrill <jmerrill@crankingsoftware.com>, 2015-08-06 10:08 -0600:
> > Archived-At: <
> http://www.w3.org/mid/CAHeScEg3CXuxRCwr5=aOEPNKba6ivs4WxZgD70VRPPiBp9XU5g@mail.gmail.com
> >
> >
> > While trying to validate http://www.mdsupplies.com the following error
> is
> > show:
> >
> > A fatal error occurred when attempting to decode response body from
> > http://www.mdsupplies.com/. Either we do not support the content
> encoding
> > specified ("gzip"), or an error occurred while decoding it.
> >
> > The error was: Can't gunzip content: Header Error: Minimum header size is
> > 10 bytes
>
> Yeah, that seems to be a bug in the legacy Markup Validator (that is,
> https://validator.w3.org/)
>
> I have no idea how to troubleshoot it. But the fix is just to not use the
> legacy Markup Validator but instead to just use the current W3C HTML
> Checker (https://validator.w3.org/nu/).
>
> > The same page can be validated by the Nu validator with no errors.
>
> Yeah https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=http://www.mdsupplies.com works as
> expected, and that’s the recommended tool to use.
>
> > It can also be fetched by google and displays correctly in all browsers.
> > If this error could show the request/response headers it would be very
> > useful. Or if it could list the actual specification(s) that the response
> > is violating.
>
> There is no problem with the response. You can verify that by doing this:
>
>   curl -s -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip" http://www.mdsupplies.com | gunzip -t
>
> Which as expected returns nothing (indicating there’s no gzip error).
>
>   —Mike
>
> --
> Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike
>
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