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Re: Checklink question

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:37:28 +0300
Message-ID: <4E7753A8.7050400@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org, richardkimber@btinternet.com
19.9.2011 17:09, R Kimber wrote:
> Is there any way I can avoid checklink reporting these errors?
> .................
> error Line: (N/A) http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd
>      Status: 500 read timeout
>      This is a server side problem. Check the URI.

I just checked and got the same error message. Apparently the W3C 
services do not talk to each other fast enough...

You can omit the URL from the doctype declaration, but then IE will go 
to Quirks Mode when displaying your document.

> I don't quite understand the reason why the link is being checked at all.

Beats me too. Theoretically, it makes sense because the URL is a 
reference that should be correct. But practically, browsers don't use it 
as a URL, and I have doubts about markup validators too.

Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Monday, 19 September 2011 14:38:00 UTC

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