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validator fails to check htaccess protect pages...

From: Gerard Saunders <gerards@deakin.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2005 16:47:29 +1100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20051206054729.GC17706@l-alfirk.deakin.edu.au>

Hi, We have installed the W3C Markup Validator locally however
we are having issues checking any webpage protected by a .htaccess
file. There are no issues with non-htaccess protected pages.

If we check the same pages via the validator.W3c.org checker, the
authentication is successful and the page checked.

This give the impression that the auth details are being passed
to the server which holds the page being checked...

All of our htaccess files use the "Basic Authentication" scheme, 
which from what I have read is supported. 

Does anybody have some advice why one method would work (validator.W3c.org)
and and not the other (local)? Are there any obvious http settings that would
cause this to fail?

I have tried checking pages using the http://username:password@host/page.html
and this works with our local version, however is not really an acceptable 

Received on Tuesday, 6 December 2005 07:08:40 UTC

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