007 Comments

001

Wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I mention something…

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Aug 7th, 2007 9:18 pm
002

Why would you post something like this to your blog, anyway? I’m sorry, but I’m kinda close to unsubscribing because of stuff like this. This seems more like a conversation you’d start with a colleague…

Author
Brent
Posted
Aug 7th, 2007 9:32 pm
003

I’ve noticed that as well recently. It’s frustrating that such an important tool that so many rely on would crap out so often. It’s nice to know it’s not just happening to me.

Author
Meagan
Posted
Aug 7th, 2007 10:32 pm
004

Brent (and anyone else who feels similarly), please do unsubscribe. Nobody’s twisting your arm. I’m sorry my personal site isn’t churning out constant industry news, how to’s and freebies. I posted this because I thought I remembered seeing rumblings of similar problems elsewhere but couldn’t find them at the time of posting. Based on Meagan’s comment I’m not alone in experiencing this issue.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Aug 7th, 2007 11:30 pm
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They’re probably just having too much resources being used because of the validation tools. I’m sure if you just don’t refresh as often as you normally would it would be okay (: Think before you F5!

Author
Mackenzie
Posted
Aug 8th, 2007 12:37 am
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Exact same thing happened to me the first time I tried it the other day. And it has happened everyday since without fail. I have not had it work even once since the “upgrade”.

How many years did it take to work the bugs of the orignal validator? Hopefully there are enough volunteers that know what they are doing to get things straightened out right quick.

W3C has not been in my best graces for at least 3-years, and I suspect there are several others who concur.

PS—Please keep serving up what ever you see fit Mr. Inman. Your site is your site.

Author
Oxa Koba
Posted
Aug 8th, 2007 12:46 am
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Think before you F5!

Mackenzie, that’s obvious (good) advice but I wasn’t refreshing. This happened on my first attempt to upload a file.

I think their bandwidth limiter might still be optimized for the previous design which used fewer images (or it could just be misconfigured). The extra image requests probably aren’t being differentiated from actual page requests and after loading two pages within six seconds of each other (which is completely reasonable usage given validator workflow: 1. visit page to upload file or enter url, 2. submit to new page with validation results) you’re temporarily banned.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Aug 8th, 2007 8:11 am