I have tried this link checking service from the W3C, just drop in a URL and will check all the URLs on the page, looking for dead links or malformed ones. Cool, but just one problem, it fails with a 404 on every single link on my site. I think it's a content negotiation thing but haven't had the time to download the source to try to fix it. Found via my referrer logs.

CSS Guru Eric Meyer is hanging out his shingle. Best of luck Eric!

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Boa, the SourceForge Project of the Month looks very cool. Must download, must try.

Tim Bray anyone else remember char far *?. Yes, and I'll thank you for not bringing it up again.

mamamusings has volunteered to bring some of her information architecture skills to bear on the Winchester Mystery House that is the Wiki.

Web Design Postcards: Look through these postcards for coding, design and content tips for your own sites, and if one of the sites you visit regularly doesn't measure up, why not show them you care by emailing them the URL of an applicable card? Via the WaSP.

You're getting 404s because you're returning 404s in response to HEAD requests. I just tested by hand:

HEAD /news/Other_snippets HTTP/1.1
Host: bitworking.org

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 18:41:23 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_gzip/1.3.26.1a PHP/4.1.2 DAV/1.0.3 mod_ssl/2.8.12 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
Content-Type: text/html

Posted by Aaron Swartz on 2003-08-08

D'oh.

Thanks Aaron.

Posted by Joe on 2003-08-08