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Bug 29292 - supposedly-broken link not broken despite lack of filename extension
Summary: supposedly-broken link not broken despite lack of filename extension
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-15 02:57 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2015-11-15 02:57 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nick Levinson 2015-11-15 02:57:58 UTC
The W3C Link Checker, when I entered <>, allowed 10 levels of recursion (more than needed), and set it to send the Referer, reported as broken a link that worked for me. The Link Checker reported it as broken because the URL ended without a filename extension. I tried suffixing <.html>, <.htm>, </index.html>, </index.htm>, </Overview.html>, and </Overview.htm>, which includes W3C's suggestions, but all failed as page-not-found. But since the nonsuffixed URL worked, the Link Checker should have accepted the URL. The URL was and it was linked to on <>.

For this bug report, I guessed the component and the version; the version is actually 4.81.