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Re: Referer validation errors

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: 25 Sep 2001 06:41:02 +0200
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1001392863.28013.4.camel@tux>
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On Mon, 2001-09-24 at 20:25, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>  >This is what happens when a referer link to the validator is
>  >followed by someone using a browser that does not send proper
>  >referer information. It attempts to validate what is essentially
>  >an empty document.
>  >
>  >Liz
> Is Liz correct, and if so, why is this the behavior of the validator?

AFAIK, this is not the behaviour of the Validator. It certainly isn't
the _intended_ behaviour of the Validator. IOW, if this is truly how it
behaves then it's a bug. If you can provide more details (exact URL and
browser name+version+platform) I'll try to replicate it and, if
necessary, fix it.

> Should it do something different if there is not sufficient
> information given to attempt validation?

Yeah, it should. Our error handling is pretty disgracefull ATM. Fixing
it is on the TODO, but I haven't got a round tuit yet.
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2001 00:41:05 UTC

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