Re: Spyglass HTML Validator

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 20:40:09 +0100


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 20:40:09 +0100
Message-ID: <ZwQdy4uYOZQH089yn@htmlhelp.com>

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In article <327474BB.6DAD@imc.exec.nhs.uk>,
Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@imc.exec.nhs.uk> wrote:
> >  <A HREF="oop&amp;d.html">
> 
> No, I don't believe that's correct. The DTD (certainly the Cougar DTD
> and the HTML 2.0 DTD) declares the HREF's value as CDATA, which by

Last time I asked that, the answer was "Different CDATA here". 
RFC 1866 recommends using ALT="a &gt; b" instead of ALT="a > b"
but that would make no sense if entities were not parsed in
attribute values.

And since both ALT (on IMG) and HREF (on A) are declared as
CDATA, I see no reason why they should be treated differently.

Galactus

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