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Re: Validate by Direct Input fails with "Request Entity Too Large"

From: Mohamed Ghonim <mghonim@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:32:10 +1000
Message-ID: <4F85256A.6030907@gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I also received this error today but the service was working fine until 

I have used the service to validate a number of files in the last few 
days and was wondering if there are any limits or issues in doing so. I 
looked for any conditions of service or guidelines but couldn't find 
anything to limit or restrict the use of the service.

I also was very keen to host the validator service locally to avoid 
excessive calls to the service but unfortunately the windows 
installation guide and tools are out of date and I spent a couple of 
days trying to get the validator to fully work but had no joy. I managed 
to get it partially working but it didn't validate HTML5 files and also 
had errors to do with SGML.

I also tried to install it on Ubuntu and had similar experience, I am 
really keen to install it locally and would appreciate if anyone was 
successful in installing it on Windows or Linux.

It would be even better if someone has the validator installed on Linux 
as a VMWare Appliance.

Thanks and regards

On 11/04/2012 3:30 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> Using http://validator.w3.org/check and submitting a large document 
> causes an error response of "Request Entity Too Large" (see details 
> below) that does not describe what the limit is. I tested with a copy 
> of the content of http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/quirks-mode.html 
> which is 24,085 bytes.
> So there is apparently a rather low limit, and this is probably a 
> fairly recent issue, since I think I have validated larger documents 
> using Direct Input.
> Full error message:
> Request Entity Too Large
> The requested resource
> /check
> does not allow request data with POST requests, or the amount of data 
> provided in the request exceeds the capacity limit.
> Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.2 Server at 
> scratchy.w3.org Port 80
> Request Entity Too Large
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was 
> unable to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform 
> them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done 
> that may have caused the error.
> More information about this error may be available in the server error 
> log.
> Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.2 Server at 
> scratchy.w3.org Port 80
Received on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 06:54:56 UTC

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