validator chokes on &

From: Reinout van Schouwen (
Date: Thu, Jul 29 1999

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 18:18:36 -0400 (EDT)
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From: Reinout van Schouwen <>
Subject: validator chokes on &


I am posting this from the Validator feedback page at This is
about a problem I have with validating a site made by me: it contains
links to a banner exchange service and a statistics service, and both of
these URLs contain a '&' character. 

The w3-validator and also the HTMLHelp-validator mistakenly assume that
it is an HTML entity and report an error. Is there a way around this so
that I can put the "HTML 4.0" on this site?

You can find the page I'm talking about at