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Re: link validator vs. html validator

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 00:31:13 +0100
To: Sven Sandberg <svsa1977@student.uu.se>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <rbel0ugp9udh5t2gocfa7bcpq21bfhh1os@4ax.com>
* Sven Sandberg wrote:
>When I validate my homepage, it gives me a short html code snippet that
>I can paste onto my homepage. This includes the link
>http://validator.w3.org/check/referer . But when I later use the link
>checker, it reports that this link has changed to
>http://validator.w3.org/ . It's not exactly the world's biggest problem,
>but which address is the correct one? Please cc any replies to me, I'm
>not subscribed!

This is a known problem, checklink does not send a referer header. You
may use http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://... to prevent this or
just ignore it. Call it broken as designed. Maybe checklink should treat
this case special?
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