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Re: For Dave Ragget, tidy bug?

From: David Jensen <david@dajensen-family.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 07:18:52 -0500
Message-ID: <027001c03446$97bbdb80$3c9447cc@jensenfamily>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Jelks Cabaniss wrote:

> Alf Warnock wrote:
>
> > I downloaded the latest version of tidy because I had a problem with the
> > earlier versions I had on my machine. When I run tidy, it replaces &
with
> > &mp;.  If I run it again, I get &mp;mp;.

Check the date of Tidy, you may have a slightly older version.

> I think you mean that it replaces '&' with '&amp;'.

I had a version from last year that also dropped the a in '&amp;' but the
version I downloaded in the past week works fine.

> > I greatly appreciate having this program. Thank you for your work. I
hope
> > you can fix the bug.
>
> It's not a bug, it's required for well-formed markup.  '&amp;' is the
entity
> used to represent the ampersand in markup, both in content and in URLs.
> This has been discussed here and other lists numerous times.
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2000 08:19:30 GMT

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