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Re: checklink: htmlhelp is forbidden

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 17:16:53 +0900
To: MichaelJennings <mikejenn@fiam.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040405081653.GA32577@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>


On Mon, Apr 05, 2004, MichaelJennings wrote:
> >It can be very easy to overlook bugs when you don't have someone 
> >complaining about them at a convenient time. 
> W3C-checklink said to me, "You are no good - better fix it."
> David Dorward said to me, "You are wrong - w3c-checklink is right."
> Why should people complain when they're bound to be called fools?

Before you get upset, let me summarize what was said and done:

- You used the link checker to check a page, the page answered (to the
link chercker) "forbidden". Checklink's job is to report access issues
(as well as broken links) that you may want to fix, it just did its job.

David, who, as many people on this list, answers messages to be helpful, 
simply confirmed and explained that the link was forbidden to the link 
checker, not you. 

The discussion then moved to whether and why checklink was refused
access to some sites...

I doubt anyone called anyone a fool w.r.t your report, and I can tell
you that more attention is given to the cause of this access refusal. 
So your report was effective and useful. 

(And indeed, HTMLHelp's tools are very good.)

Received on Monday, 5 April 2004 04:24:50 UTC

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