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Re: validator and refc delimiter

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 22:28:26 +0100
Message-ID: <002401c26b23$cf745410$0201a8c0@RJCHETWYND>
To: "WAI List \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

apologies to Tom, Jon and Jukka,

seems to have been a strange anomaly of this afternoon, not to be easily
explained.
I was regularly getting an error box with the one and not the other..

thanks

jonathan


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
To: "WAI List (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 5:37 PM
Subject: RE: validator and refc delimiter


>
> > this works
> >
> > http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi?membername=tuluum&url=http
> > %3A//www.l
> > ive365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi%3Fmembername%3Dtuluum&tm=1033561327384
> >
> > this does not
> > http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi?membername=tuluum&amp;url=
> > http%3A//w
> >
ww.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi%3Fmembername%3Dtuluum&amp;tm=1033561327384
>
> What browser did you try this with. I made a html page with both of those
in
> <a> links and both worked. I would guess that in the case of the first
link
> the browser's parsing realised that there was no such entity as
>
&url=http%3A//www.live365.com/cgi-bin/mini.cgi%3Fmembername%3Dtuluum&tm=1033
> 561327384; and that I must have meant &amp;
>
> This kind of behaviour is encouraged in the HTML4.0 spec (i.e. that
browsers
> should make a best-attempt to render correctly when encountering an
obvious
> bug), but there have been more than one occasion where browsers have been
> better at handling bugs than at handling correct code!
>
> Of course only the first should work if copied directly into the address
> bar, but that's a completely different matter.
>
>
Received on Thursday, 3 October 2002 17:29:52 GMT

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