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Re: URI not accepted

From: Bless Terje <link@rito.no>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 00:00:12 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <22FD5BD2DBC5D211BE0D0008C7A4E87FD9B2D7@odin4.rito.no>
To: "'W3C Validator'" <www-validator@w3.org>
>It works in all browsers, it seems correct to me, but the 
>validator will not accept it. Is it refusing the .asp, or
>is it broken?

I assume that by this you mean that the validator spits out "Please make
sure you have entered the URI correctly" when you try to validate (that's
what I get, anyway). A quick peek at the source indicates that the validator
will do that when the server returns a HTTP response that is not 200 ("OK"),
but which isn't 300/301 (redirect) or 401 ("Authentication required")[0]

Could someone who is not behind the firewall from hell try telnet to port 80
on www.hobomedia.com and check what status code IIS returns for a GET on
default.asp? I'm guessing that it's some kind of weird variant "OK" status
code (i.e. somewhere in the 20x range) that the validator doesn't understand
(it's not really very bright) which makes this a limitation in the validator
triggered by "unusual" Microsoft software behaviour.

Of course, it could be a lot of other things as well. :-)

[0] - This, BTW, implies that it doesn't explisitly handle
      404 "Not found" either and just uses this default
      catchall for that too!
Received on Wednesday, 25 August 1999 00:17:20 UTC

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