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[Bug 6534] validator throws error on valid html

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 20:00:42 +0000
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Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

--- Comment #3 from Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>  2009-02-06 20:00:41 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> The Faq is not correct either.
> <a href="foo.cgi?chapter=1&section=2&copy=3&lang=en">Test</a>
> is perfectly valid 

Saying it is valid doesn't make it so. ampersands are a bother for anyone
writing HTML. We all deal with it.

> however the url does not need to be encoded.

yes, it does. Look for "ampersand url" in your favorite search engine and
you'll get the explanation in thousands of ways.

> If I am mistaken, please give me an example[...]

 <a href="foo.cgi?chapter=1&amp;section=2&amp;copy=3&amp;lang=en">...

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