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validating files with the string "referer" as part of the "uri" parameter

From: <Michael.Schroepl@telekurs.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 05:29:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <C1256BF3.00324428.00@detkw004.dnotes.telekurs.com>

Hi folks,

I am using the W3C validator frequently, and consider it most helpful.

I even wrote some Perl script to traverse my document tree and generate a
file containing
links to the W3C validator for each of my files - see
for one example. I am just clicking on one link after the other to validate
 the documents
that were changed most recently (this is the ordering criterium of my list)
 and the browser
that colors visited links different than unvisited is my working memory.

But now I got a small problem.

Look at the URI mentioned above and then try to validate the document
The http://validator.w3.org/check script will detect the substring
"referer" inside this Query
string and then validate the list document instead of the one I intended to
 be validated.

Is there something wrong with the URI that I generate?
Or is this indeed a CGI parsing error of the validator?
And do I have any possibility to work around this?
(I have now manually validated this single document, but am not happy with
this solution.)

I would suggest to do the CGI parsing such that an explicit "uri="
parameter will always
overrule the "referer" detection - this should be easy to handle.

Received on Friday, 12 July 2002 05:46:27 UTC

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