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Re: w3c validator has blocked my dev site "Excessive traffic pattern blocked"

From: Jaime Iniesta <jaimeiniesta@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 23:16:57 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKFFWV9O_=N7sdB9jwURLzuOtgKEkvXNri4OZyRqUX8JHzJ+-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "J. Albert Bowden" <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
I would recommend setting up your own mirror of the W3C validators, so you
don't get blocked:


2012/12/9 J. Albert Bowden <jalbertbowden@gmail.com>

> To whom it may concern,
> I noticed that last night that my dev site was being block by the
> validator. The message is below.
> Sorry! This document can not be checked. *Excessive traffic pattern
> blocked*
> Due to excessive traffic we are blocking a pattern from specific browser
> plugins. If you are using a browser plugin that checks every single page
> you visit, please discontinue using it and only use selectively.
> Please use the form interface on the Validator Home Page<http://validator.w3.org/> to
> check the page by URL.
> a few thoughts here: it's not my browser plugins; i got the same response
> trying other browsers. it is my dev site's url; i tried to validate from
> another url i own, success!
> how can i get my dev site off this list? i don't consider anything that
> i'm doing out of the ordinary....i do validate a lot, but nothing i would
> consider excessive. furthermore, i've been doing the same thing for the
> past five years. actually, if anything's changed, i use the validator less
> than i used to.
> how did my dev site url get on the list in the first place? was i really
> being an "overly aggressive validator"?
> i do have some plugins, but nothing validating every document that's
> requested.
> i can get by without it, but i would rather not. such a life saver, the
> validator is! i can't even begin to express what a blessing the validator
> is; how many times it's saved my butt, etc.
> any help is extremely appreciated.
> cheers,
> J. Albert Bowden II

Jaime Iniesta :: Ruby on Rails consultant
Received on Sunday, 9 December 2012 22:17:25 UTC

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