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Re: I got 403 forbidden when validating

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 18:54:44 +0900
To: ssilva <s_silva@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20150529095444.GU7733@sideshowbarker.net>
Hi ssilva,

ssilva <s_silva@yahoo.com>, 2015-05-27 14:18 -0700:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/1432761488.57906.YahooMailBasic@web164004.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
> 
> To whom it may concern,
> 
> I have validated my pages for years with your site. My home page is http://muralsandfauxpainting.com. I just did so for a few pages last week as I am changing the code to be responsive. However, this time any of my pages gets the following note on your site:
> 
> I got the following unexpected response when trying to retrieve <http://muralsandfauxpainting.com/>:
> 403 Forbidden
> You can choose to validate the received error document for example if the URL intentionally points to one (there is also a "Validate error pages" option in the options view for this purpose).
> 
> Now what is really weird is that when I go to the hyperlink you give to validate error pages, it says it validates and passes as HTML 2.0 with a warning, but my pages are XHTML Transitional 1.  What gives? Is there a glitch on your end? I typed my url in my browser and it takes me to my site, so it doesn't show up as 403 Forbidden. 
> 
> Please explain if you can. Thanks for your understanding of this matter.

If you intend for your content to be real XHTML then you probably should
serve it as application/xhtml+xml and use https://validator.w3.org/nu/ to
validate it, or otherwise use https://validator.nu and set the option that
tells it to ignore the content type.

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

Received on Friday, 29 May 2015 09:55:08 UTC

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