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From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:28:37 +0900
To: Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca
Cc: Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, cooper@w3.org, abird@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20150718132837.GH5721@sideshowbarker.net>
Hi Deborah,

I think the best thing for you to do would be to run your own instance of
the HTML-checking service; you can do that by downloading the latest
release of the standalone “vnu.jar” version of the checker from either the
release archives at https://sideshowbarker.net/releases/jar/ or from github
at https://github.com/validator/validator/releases/latest and following the
instructions at https://validator.github.io/validator/#standalone and at
https://validator.github.io/validator/#usage to use it.

If you try that and run into any problems getting it set up and using, I
would be very happy to spend some time helping you get it working for you.

The cause for the W3C validator service blocking your requests is what
Renoir describes: To prevent the service from getting overwhelmed, it
places a limit on the number of requests per minute that are considered
acceptable use, and if it gets some number of requests per minute which
exceed that limit, it temporarily blocks the IP address or range of IP
addresses that are exceeding the acceptable-use limit.

Generally if you wait a couple hours you will be unblocked. But if the
usage pattern again falls back into exceeding the acceptable-use limit,
the service will just end up blocking you again.

So given that, if you’re checking a bunch of documents at once, you’re
better off running your own copy of the checker, as I described above. And
as I mentioned above, I’d be happy to help you get it set up.

  —Mike

Renoir Boulanger <renoir@w3.org>, 2015-07-17 11:53 -0400:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/55A924EC.4070909@w3.org>
> 
> Hi Deborah,
> 
> I’m not involved with the Validator but I can forward the message to the
> right place.
> 
> Maybe your team was making too many requests for what the system would
> allow from a single location. The Validator maintainers must throttle
> the traffic because it would overwhelm the systems.
> 
> As I understand it you are using the free version of validator, right?
> 
> Have you heard of the Validator Suite[1]? Its meant to be used
> specifically for what you seem to be doing.
> 
> Bien le bonjour, de Montréal,
> 
> [1] https://validator-suite.w3.org/
> 
> Renoir Boulanger
> ~
> 
> On 2015-07-17 11:41, Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca wrote:
> > Michael, Renoir, J. Allan
> > 
> > Hi Guys,
> > 
> > I am a testing with Industry Canada and use your product all the time. 
> > I love it.
> > 
> > However, I am unable to use it now to test HTML because of the following
> > error.
> > 
> > The abuse is that I used it too much I believe, because we are in the
> > process of
> > 
> > deploying 85 applications that we have upgraded to UTF8 and HTML5.  I wonder
> > 
> > if there is anything you can do to correct this so I can use the product
> > again..
> > 
> > http://validator.w3.org/check
> > 
> > *Forbidden due to abuse*
> > 
> > *Access to this resource is denied due to abuse from your IP address. *
> > 
> > *W3C Webmaster*
> > 
> > *$Date: 2012/05/02 00:22:10 $*
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > thanks deb
> > 
> > *Deborah St-Pierre*
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > *Quality Assurance Specialist*
> > 
> > *Industry Canada / Government of Canada*
> > 
> > *Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca <mailto:Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca> / Tel:
> > 343-291-1524 / Fax: 613-946-3939*
> > 
> > * *
> > 
> > *Spécialiste en assurance de la qualité*
> > 
> > *Industrie Canada / **Gouvernement du Canada *
> > 
> > *Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca <mailto:Deborah.St-Pierre@ic.gc.ca> Tél :
> > **343-291-1524 **/ Fac : **613-946-3939***
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >  
> > 

-- 
Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

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