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Re: bug in validator

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 22:19:54 +0300 (EEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.50.0305112215170.28024-100000@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Sun, 11 May 2003, Ville Skyttä wrote:

> Apparently browsers detect the redirect loop and just show the page.

Yes, they show the document that should be treated as explanatory,
explaining the redirection, _not_ as the actual page content - but for a
browser, the behavior is perhaps understandable, when a loop has been

The real problem is indeed server misconfiguration as regards to the
redirections. The server is sending the actual page content as the body of
a 302 response; by the HTTP protocol, "Unless the request method was HEAD,
the entity of the response SHOULD contain a short hypertext note with a
hyperlink to the new URI(s)." So it's not really even an error page

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Sunday, 11 May 2003 15:20:02 UTC

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