[xep-support] Re: SVG graphic goes missing

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Wed Nov 17 2010 - 08:07:32 PST

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 11:53:24 AM, Jirka wrote:

JK> Mark Giffin wrote:

>> and both failed on it. Could the W3C server be screwed up in some long
>> term way?

JK> That's not bug, but feature. W3C decided to serve most requests for DTDs
JK> with 503 error code, because their servers were overloaded. Not very
JK> clever decision in my opinion, though.

Not clever the way you describe it, but your desription misses out a few details.

If a given IP address requests the same resource multiple times than a progressive throttling is employed (delays, then refusal). Once it stops doing that, the throttling stops again.

Normal usage is unaffected.

 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
 Member, CSS, WebFonts, SVG Working Groups
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