Lynx Text Browser: Bad Partial Reference! Stripping Lead Dots.

Hi!

When I access my homepage through Lynx, I get a brief message that says
"Bad partial reference! Stripping lead dots."

I wonder what this could mean?? I've checked Google and MSN, but couldn't find anything relevant...

Recently, on Google Sitemaps, I've also been getting the following message:
"We can't currently access your home page because of a timeout."

I cannot see what the problem is. I've tried different tools, different browsers, search engine simulators and everything seems fine... All my pages are validated strict XHTML...

Thanks for your help!
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Julian MatzJoint ChairpersonAsked:
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
http://www.leb.net/blinux/list-archive/blinux-list/1997/msg00302.html
In that message, you can read that it happens when an url is not valid.

e.g., http://host/../foo.html

since "http://host/" is the root, there is no "http://host/../"

so, it seems like it strips the leading dots and use "http://host/foo.html" instead.
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
I guess those "impossible" links are not checked by validators...
But a web crawler simulation might pick up the errors:
http://www.1-hit.com/all-in-one/tool.search-engine-viewer.htm

By the way, i don't know how you managed not to find anything relevant on google:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Bad+partial+reference
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Julian MatzJoint ChairpersonAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

When I searched on Google I used the following search string:
"Bad partial reference Stripping lead dots"

It only returned one page, so I assumed it was not a common message...

BTW: the search engine tool you posted doesn't seem to be working...
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
> "Bad partial reference Stripping lead dots"
that won't work because of the exclamation point.
But this will work:  "Bad partial reference" "Stripping lead dots"
Yes, computers are dumb :)

> BTW: the search engine tool you posted doesn't seem to be working...
Indeed, it used to work a couple of days ago.  It's a very good tool that gives you a detailed report.
I also use this one, but it does not give you details about your links:
http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
The w3c checklink might pick up the bad links:
http://validator.w3.org/checklink
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Julian MatzJoint ChairpersonAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I've already fixed the link. It was just one.
I put it back to the way it was, to see if the W3 link checker would pick up on it, but it didn't...

Anyway, thanks for your help!

I have another question in this TA if you're interested :)
http:/Q_21880316.html (Re. Firefox and image links).
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
> I put it back to the way it was, to see if the W3 link checker would pick up on it, but it didn't...
Thanks for the info.

cheers
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