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Re: bug

From: <html-tidy@war-of-the-worlds.org>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 13:00:21 -0500
Message-Id: <p04310100b550767103d7@[]>
To: html-tidy@w3.org
jhorman@lycos-inc.com wrote:

>the pprint method of jtidy doesnt not change &amp; refs inside of <A HREF="">
>tags back into & so a hrefs tags end up broken.

They aren't broken.  It is the browser's duty to convert "&amp;" to "&"
before submission to the server.

If search engines accepted ";" as an alternative to "&" as recommended by
the specification, the need to encode "&" as "&amp;" in HREF attributes
would be eliminated.  (I note that Lycos doesn't yet allow this
substitution, hint hint.)
Received on Tuesday, 23 May 2000 14:00:28 UTC

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