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Re: Parser Error?

From: Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 17:10:26 -0400 (EDT)
To: Lloyd Wood <L.Wood@surrey.ac.uk>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9906091700500.18341-100000@shell.one.net>

>On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Lloyd Wood wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Brian Gilkison wrote:
>> ...
>> > The ampersand character ("&") is what is generating your error, since the
>> > validator is assuming what follows to be an entity reference. 
>> 
>> Since it isn't an entity reference, it's safe to assume that the
>> validator is in the wrong.

On the contrary; in the original URL in question
(http://www.baud.de/rc5/index.html ), line 59 for example, generates an
error:
   ...ibuted.net/rc5-64/tlist.php3?low=1&limit=100">Liste der 100...
                                        ^^^^^^
The author has referenced an entity ("&limit") that DOES NOT EXIST, and is
therefore incorrect HTML 4 Transitional (which was the requested DTD for
validating the original URL against) ...

I'd refer to the same link that Bjoern Hoehrmann gave
(http://www.cs.duke.edu/~dsb/kgv-faq/errors.html#bad-entity) for a more
detailed explanation...

Brian
Received on Wednesday, 9 June 1999 17:10:46 GMT

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