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Re: [EXT] bug repport about tilde removal in referer

From: Saašha Metsärantala <saasha@acc.umu.se>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2022 23:51:05 +0200 (CEST)
To: p.taylor@hellenic-institute.uk
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.21.2204172349360.14050@icarus.acc.umu.se>
Hello Philip!

Thanks for your e-mail! I should probably clarify this issue.

> From my browser (Seamonkey 2.53.11.1, Win-64), the link successfully validates
> https://www.acc.umu.se/~saasha/jats2dbk/ (or at least claims to).

It claims to validate … but it "validates" some other code. Indeed, it says: "HTML 4.01 Transitional", despite of the fact that
https://www.acc.umu.se/~saasha/jats2dbk/ is valid "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.1//EN". What is valid "HTML 4.01 Transitional" is
https://www.acc.umu.se/ which is rather different. This is also obvious if you check the URI at the top of your browser window, which says
https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.acc.umu.se%2F and not
https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.acc.umu.se%2F%7Esaasha%2Fjats2dbk%2F as it should if it would keep the referer intact.

The problem is that the part of the referer after the first slash following the domain name is pruned away.

Regards!

Saašha,
Received on Sunday, 17 April 2022 21:56:10 UTC

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