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[Bug 889] checklink reports bogus broken fragments

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Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:10:18 +0000
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ville.skytta@iki.fi changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|ASSIGNED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Additional Comments From ville.skytta@iki.fi  2004-10-10 21:10 -------
Ok, got it.  Due to a stupid bug, we were pretty often passing the entire HTTP
response (including HTTP headers) to HTML::Parser.  The parser module is
apparently pretty lax wrt. this, so the issues caused were rare.

What triggered the failure in this case is HTML::HeadParser's behaviour of
expanding <meta> tags into fake HTTP headers, which in my testcase from comment
1 resulted in "X-Meta-Keywords: <style>", and the parser choked on it.

This should be fixed in CVS, and the latest development version (which will
pretty soon be released as 4.1) is running at http://qa-dev.w3.org/wlc/checklink
for testing.

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