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Query about validation of links on wordpress site

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:55 am
by ajtruckle
Hi!

The log picked up:

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<link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="http://www.publictalksoftware.co.uk/xmlrpc.php?rsd" />
I don't exactly know what it is in Wordpress that has created this entry. But your log says "method not allowed". The same error is raised for line 7:

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<link rel="pingback" href="http://www.publictalksoftware.co.uk/xmlrpc.php">
What exactly is going on here?

Thanks.

Andrew

Re: Query about validation of links on wordpress site

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:40 am
by Albert Wiersch
Hi Andrew,

Sorry, I don't understand. This doesn't sound like something CSS HTML Validator would do/say.

Can you send me the log you are referring to?

Re: Query about validation of links on wordpress site

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:20 am
by ajtruckle
I am sending you a video privately about this.

Re: Query about validation of links on wordpress site

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:09 am
by Albert Wiersch
Thanks for the video! I see that you are getting this from the link checker when it's checking those links.

The web server must not like the request that CSS HTML Validator is making to check the links. Technically it's probably a server issue according to this:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/doc ... Status/405

The above says that "The two mandatory methods, GET and HEAD, must never be disabled and it should not return this type of error" and CSS HTML Validator uses those methods when link checking.

In practicality you could just make sure that those links are correct and ignore the link error. You could also tell CSS HTML Validator to always treat those links as good using the 'Link Filters' in the Validator Engine Options so that they don't generate bad link errors.