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Re: The validation URL does not validate!

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:24:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lee Tempest <lee@litchfieldmorris.co.uk>
cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0810301220250.31736@ubzre.j3.bet>

On Wed, 29 Oct 2008, Lee Tempest wrote:


> We validated our site through the css and XHTML validator. Both passed so we 
> added the url checker links to our page. And then when we retest it fails 
> XHTML on the css validator link:
> http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.northgate.litchfieldmorris.co.uk%2F&profile=css21&usermedium=all&warning=1
> The url provided does not have correctly formatted ampersand! Please fix

The URI is indeed valid, the '&' is used to delimit parameters. However it 
is true that if you want to put that URI in an HTML document, you have to 
escape the '&' as they are delimiters. But you can still use the 'referer' 

Apart from providing two versions, one as a link you can bookmark, and one 
formatted for direct copy/paste HTML use, there is nothing we can do, and 
providing two different version would make it less readable.
I will add your feedback as a request for enhancement, and see how we can 
deal with that requirement.

> Best Regards
> Lee Tempest
> Litchfield Morris Creative Marketing
> Twigworth Court Business Centre
> Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PG
> lee@litchfieldmorris.co.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1452 733955
> Fax: +44 (0)1452 733959
> Web: www.litchfieldmorris.co.uk
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