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    W3C validator gives error - why ?


    Hi,

    I am trying to test my website: https://www.majordroid.com/

    and when i input website address here at https://validator.w3.org/checklink

    I receive: Error: 403 Forbidden

    why ?

    What i need to do to fix this ?

    Thank you
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    because your trying to test the http version of your site which is redirected to the https version.
    They need the page you want checking and not be redirected to a different page.
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    I dont belive that this is a problem.
    because i have tried http and https version, and for both versions it says: Error: 403 Forbidden
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    you cannot check a url if its being 301 redirected which is what was happening on the link you posted.
    Also check your robots file to make sure its not blocked.
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    Originally Posted by Chedders
    you cannot check a url if its being 301 redirected which is what was happening on the link you posted.
    Also check your robots file to make sure its not blocked.
    Hi,

    it's weird because i checked for example Gsmarena - https://www.gsmarena.com/

    which has also 301 redirect, and it works normally at https://validator.w3.org/checklink

    so i dont belive that this is a problem ....
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    Today I have contacted w3.org for help. and I received reply:


    Most likely, it's a rule in your .htaccess file(s), or in your firewall/proxy.so i need to see what i can do about that.

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