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Bug 14673 - API documentation
Summary: API documentation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: Other other
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-11-02 08:15 UTC by Lasse Dahl Ebert
Modified: 2011-11-02 08:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Lasse Dahl Ebert 2011-11-02 08:15:58 UTC
The API docs says:

"Note: If you wish to call the validator programmatically for a batch of documents, please make sure that your script will sleep for at least 1 second between requests. The Markup Validation service is a free, public service for all, your respect is appreciated. thanks."


I call the API programmatically, but after a while, it's like my ip is blocked. From that machine I can not call the API nor enter the website (
From other machines with other IPs I can.

If I stop my program and run it after a while, the program succeed to validate using the service, but is blocked after a while again.

My program sleeps, making sure that there is a gap of at least 1 second between requests.

Is the documentation wrong or am I wrong?