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Re: URI scheme (undefined)

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 02 Dec 2002 23:12:29 +0200
To: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1038863549.6109.269.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Mon, 2002-12-02 at 22:29, Tobias Reif wrote:

> For the link at the bottom of
>    http://www.pinkjuice.com/vim/
> I get
> "Sorry, this type of URI scheme (undefined) is not supported by this 
> service. Please check that you entered the URI correctly."

To be able to use /check/referer, a user agent must send the "Referer"
HTTP header when following the link.

What happens now is that the request indicates that validation of the
referring page is wanted, but if there's no Referer header, so as far as
validator is concerned, there's no URI to be validated, so its scheme is

But there really should be a better error message in this situation,
I'll file a bug.

Thanks for the feedback,
\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Monday, 2 December 2002 16:06:45 UTC

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