Re: checklink: Links reported as forbidden are reachable by "clicking", for me

They look forbidden to me:

david@laptop:~ # curl -I
HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden
Set-Cookie: ARPT=KPUOZYS172.16.1.31CKKLM; path=/
Content-Length: 213
Content-Type: text/html
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Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:04:58 GMT

The HTTP RFC says:

> The metainformation contained in the HTTP headers in response to a HEAD request SHOULD be identical to the information sent in response to a GETrequest. 

This isn't the case. When a user agent makes a HEAD request it is given a Forbidden response, when it makes a GET request it is given an OK response.

David Dorward

Received on Friday, 9 March 2012 21:09:40 UTC