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Bug 2974 - Can't connect to..?
Summary: Can't connect to..?
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-04 23:38 UTC by Anonymous
Modified: 2006-03-05 17:40 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:


Description Anonymous 2006-03-04 23:38:25 UTC
The Markup Validation Service is unable to detect my page I keep trying to
validate (and make sure it's valid). This is the following error:

500 Can't connect to (Bad hostname

I know I didn't touch anything DNS-related since it's a free web hosting website
and requires either subdomains or your own domain (but I don't have my own
domain). Sorry if this is actually a support question!
Comment 1 Bj 2006-03-04 23:43:05 UTC
Could you try again? It works for me. Try in particular.
Comment 2 Anonymous 2006-03-05 17:15:42 UTC
It showed some error about URL Scheming. Here's the error returned:

"Sorry, this type of URL  scheme  () is not supported by this service. Please
check that you entered the URL correctly.

URLs should be in the form:

If you entered a valid URL using a scheme that we should support, please let us
know as outlined on our Feedback page. Make sure to include the specific URL you
would like us to support, and if possible provide a reference to the relevant
standards document describing the URL scheme in question.

Remember that you can always save the page to disk and Validate it using the
File Upload interface."
Comment 3 Anonymous 2006-03-05 17:18:29 UTC
Oh, I forgot to mention this part: In case you didn't read this part of the
error, the URL I'm having problems with is
Comment 4 Bj 2006-03-05 17:21:24 UTC is not a URL, you have to specify the scheme, 
Comment 5 Anonymous 2006-03-05 17:22:40 UTC
I was trying to use a URL like and
gave me the error listed when in my first message.
Comment 6 Bj 2006-03-05 17:34:26 UTC
The Validator would then recommend to use to 
see what's wrong. Doing that I get the following results:

25.0% of queries will end in failure at ( - 
connection refused

25.0% of queries will end in failure at ( - 
connection refused

You'll have to contact to resolve this problem then.
Comment 7 Anonymous 2006-03-05 17:40:49 UTC
OK thanks Björn!