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Page validation problem --"No Referer header found!"

Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by 4 Me They said!, May 4, 2007.

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  1. 4 Me They said!

    4 Me They said! Thread Starter

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    Hi folks, again,

    Just a slight hiccup you may help with.

    I have my site up and running now, and have validated all my pages through w3c (except the forms ones) - I placed the 'code' at the bottom of the page to show it was 'validated' but when I 'click' on the link to show validation this message comes back: "No Referer header found!" -"You have requested we check the referring page, but your browser did not send the HTTP "Referer" header field."

    I then did a 'Google' search for the header field etc. I added this to the <head> section:
    "<meta name="referer" content="Referer: http://www.w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/Overview.html"/>" - passed 'validation' again. Went back to page, hit the link and it still came back with the: "No Referer header found!"

    Please what am I missing. At the moment I am just displaying that it is "valid xhtml" with the 'image' only with no link behind it!!!

    Again your excellent help is again requested.
     
  2. namenotfound

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    That has NOTHING to do with the code on your website.

    That means that YOUR browser isn't sending a header referral to the validator. Allow referrals in your browser and it will work.

    Again, there is NO problem with your site.
     
  3. 4 Me They said!

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    Thanks,
    I am using Firefox 2.0.0.3 - Where do I find it please? It also says the same thing in IE?
     
  4. MMJ

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    Got a link?

    This usually happens when you try to open the validation in a new window or tab.
     
  5. namenotfound

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    If you installed the "web developer" toolbar extension for Firefox, by default on the Windows version the header referrals are disabled.

    Take a look at the screen shot attached, uncheck the referral to enable it again.

    I'm not sure about how to enable it in IE, I never use IE except for testing my sites in it.
     

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  6. 4 Me They said!

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    Thanks for that, sorry about delay. Yes I do have "web developer" and the only link in mine is 'Disable minimum font size" and I only use IE when I am made to or like you to check out my site.

    Again thanks all.
     
  7. MMJ

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    Do you have a link to the site?
     
  8. Eriksrocks

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    Often the referrer headers are stripped out by firewalls - as in the case with mine. Just disable the firewall for a sec or look in the settings for it and see if you can get it to work.

    Otherwise you can just change the link like this:

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.erikswan.net/

    That's what my link is - Just replace the URL with the URL for your site. :)
     
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