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Bug 6211 - Validator appears validating against cached source
Summary: Validator appears validating against cached source
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-07 09:53 UTC by Gareth Erskine-Jones
Modified: 2009-01-29 16:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Gareth Erskine-Jones 2008-11-07 09:53:38 UTC
When I validate the above page using the on-screen validation button, it reports two errors on the page. These errors did exists, but were fixed several days ago, however using the validation button, the validator still appears to be reporting on the old source.

Loading the page in a browser and examining the source shows that the errors are no longer present, and when the source is directly input into the validator, it reports no errors.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2009-01-29 16:08:55 UTC
the validator checks what it receives, and sends HTTP headers specifically asking for fresh content. If a server still sends back stale content, there's not much we can do.

Not a bug with the validator AFAICT.