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[Bug 13821] href attributes not being restricted to valid URIs

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Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:16:40 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13821

Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> changed:

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

--- Comment #2 from Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> 2011-08-18 17:16:39 UTC ---
Validator checks against the given DTD, which defines the content of the href
attribute as %URI, which again is defined as CDATA, so however invalid the URL
might in reality be, it is valid as far as validation against the DTD goes.

http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/dtds.html#dtdentry_xhtml1-transitional.dtd_a
http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/dtds.html#dtdentry_xhtml1-transitional.dtd_URI
http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#validation_basics

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