Re: Problems with & in URIs

From: Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Date: Sun, Sep 19 1999


Message-ID: <37E57264.C5B2D9C8@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:31:48 -0400
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
To: tcc1000@cam.ac.uk
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: Problems with & in URIs

Tim Clapp wrote:
> 
> I get a lot of moans from the validator for URIs which contain &
> characters: these are passed as arguments to a cgi script on another
> site. The validator complains that the entity is not defined: surely
> this should only happen on the body of the html, not in a URI. See
> www.croftguesthouse.co.uk for an example. I hope is is correct and this
> is a bug in the parser. Please let me know otherwise.

It's not a bug; see
<http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/problems.html#amp>.

-- 
Liam Quinn
A Real Validator for Windows, http://arealvalidator.com
Web Design Group, http://www.htmlhelp.com