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Re: markup validator service and RFC 2616

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 02:22:34 +1100
Message-ID: <4381E63A.5050004@lachy.id.au>
To: Isabel Gomez Miragaya <isabelg@microsoft.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Isabel Gomez Miragaya wrote:
> I am trying to use the markup validator service for the following
> purpose: We are trying to check if an HTTP response coming from an ISAPI
> is compliant with RFC 2616 and if the HTTP headers are correct according
> to this RFC's rules.
> Can we use the markup validator service for this purpose?

No, it's a markup validator, not an HTTP validator.  There is the HTTP 
HEAD service [1] which will output the the HTTP headers received, or you 
could use a tool like Live HTTP Headers for Firefox for an application 
like Fiddler.  As far as validating or checking the syntax of the 
headers, I don't know of any tools that will do that.

[1] http://cgi.w3.org/cgi-bin/headers

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 21 November 2005 15:22:47 UTC

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