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[Bug 6534] validator throws error on valid html

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:44:17 +0000
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Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> changed:

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

--- Comment #5 from Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>  2009-02-06 22:44:17 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> <img src="foo.cgi?chapter=1&amp;section=2&amp;copy=3&amp;lang=en"></img>

Tried <img src="" ... /> ?
That's the actual XHTML syntax.

> Basically I am streaming images from the server and the w3c validator is
> throwing bogus errors in which there are no workarounds or fixes to.

An old favorite quote of mine from the validator's mailing list is:
“Nothing wrong with the validator here, it just knows HTML better than you do”
The quote is not meant to be patronizing, but whether we like or not these
errors are not "bogus".  

I am not sure why your script/browser is not working in this particular
instance, but I can assure you than when you write HTML, ampersands have to be
escaped. Always.

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