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Markup Validator: Allow w3c’s Linkchecker to check links pointing to w3c’s Markup Validator

From: Otto Stolz <Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:23:15 +0200
Message-ID: <47FF6643.4090008@uni-konstanz.de>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Dear Markup Validator developers,

the Markup Validator recommends
(cf. <http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#icon>)
to include a link to itself, so the respective page
can easily be validated, and re-validated.

In contrast to that recommendation, from checking that useful
link I get:
> http://validator.w3.org/check/?uri=http://www....&outline=
>     What to do: The link is forbidden!  This needs fixing.
>     Usual suspects: a missing index.html or Overview.html,
>     or a missing ACL.
>     Response status code: 403

I suggest that the w3c Markup validator should allow for
the recommended link to be checked by the w3c linkchecker.

This amounts to inserting two or three lines in the online Validator’s
Apache configuration, viz.:
   # Markup Validator and Linkchecker <validator.w3.org>:
   allow from
   allow from

It’s your own software that checks via those IP addresses, so you
can be fairly sure that it does not do anything evil to your
online checkers ;-)

Thank you,
   Otto Stolz
Received on Friday, 11 April 2008 13:53:46 UTC

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