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How to allow the delorie.com web tools access

Because these tools act basically as proxies, it's important to make sure that the people using these tools are actually the developers of the pages they're viewing, and not just random visitors trying to bypass filters or hide their identities.

To this end, the delorie.com web tools will refuse to load any page unless they can determine that the author of the page has granted access to that page. If you are using the delorie.com web tools to work on your own pages, this should be simple. All you have to do is create another web page in the same location as the page(s) you're trying to view, called delorie.htm . It doesn't matter what's in it, it can be empty if you want - the fact that it exists is sufficient.

Example URLs you ask to view ("url" below) and the access file we try to view to see if it's allowed ("check" below):

url:   http://www.example.com/
check: http://www.example.com/delorie.htm

url:   http://www.example.com/~user/bar/foo.html
check: http://www.example.com/~user/bar/delorie.htm
check: http://www.example.com/~user/delorie.htm
check: http://www.example.com/delorie.htm

url:   http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/list.cgi?abc+def
check: http://www.example.com/cgi-bin/delorie.htm
check: http://www.example.com/delorie.htm
You need to make at least one of the appropriate "check" urls work for me, so that I know I can access your site. Once you've done that, press the "Refresh" or "Reload" button on your web browser (assuming you're still looking at the page with my error message on it ;) to try again.

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