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503 server unavailable error occurred while downloading DTD from W3C

From: Jeffrey Zheng <jeffreyzheng@inbox.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:40:18 +0000
Message-Id: <F4FFE4B6-5ADE-43E2-94B9-BF4052171DD0@inbox.com>
To: www-qa@w3.org
One of our projects started giving an error this morning like this:
The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.

After investigated the stack trace, it seems that the error was  
caused while the application was parsing a template in XML format.  
After the line of DOCTYPE was commented out, the application came  
back running. Here is the original DOCTYPE:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

Is there a limit on the number of requests for the DTD file? Is it  
because our application have exceeded the limit, which caused the error?


Jeffrey Zheng

Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2007 20:55:01 UTC

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