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Bug 28860 - W3 server blocked my IP if i send request with output=soap12
Summary: W3 server blocked my IP if i send request with output=soap12
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: 2015-06-28 14:30 UTC by Alexander Demidov
Modified: 2015-08-23 07:15 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:

Screenshot of error message (403 Forbidden) (22.41 KB, image/png)
2015-06-28 14:30 UTC, Alexander Demidov

Description Alexander Demidov 2015-06-28 14:30:45 UTC
Created attachment 1614 [details]
Screenshot of error message (403 Forbidden)

I use pear extension for send request to w3 validator check:[]=Services_W3C_HTMLValidator&status=OpenFeedback&bug_type=Bugs

I create question on stackoverflow:

Example request to check cgi script:

Full error message from server:
Forbidden due to abuse
Access to this resource is denied due to abuse from your IP address.

W3C Webmaster
$Date: 2012/05/02 00:22:10 $
Comment 1 Michael Fairchild 2015-07-17 21:12:15 UTC
I can duplicate this problem no matter what IP address I use.
Comment 2 Alexander Demidov 2015-07-22 08:47:48 UTC
Check your link in browser url pane

Exists problem with copy link from bug tracker to my browser url pane
I see wrong url, after inserted link from clipboard:

that url it wrong and that query redirect to normal w3c validator page, but it url-address our not interest

Need correct url:

After send query - w3c blocks any ip-address on five or more minutes...
Comment 3 Michael[tm] Smith 2015-08-23 07:15:25 UTC
The output=soap12 option is obsolete and should not maintained and should no longer be used or relied on.

We recommend instead using the current HTML checker with the out=json option.