Re: href="http://www.xyz.com/abc&def" is not valid???

From: L. David Baron (dbaron@fas.harvard.edu)
Date: Tue, Oct 05 1999


From: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@fas.harvard.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 14:58:28 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <199910051858.OAA29313@ws18.fas.harvard.edu>
To: rabbadak@shang.de, www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re:  href="http://www.xyz.com/abc&def" is not valid???

On Tue, 5 Oct 1999 11:33:56 -0400 (EDT), Hendrik Dilling
(rabbadak@shang.de) wrote:
> The validator seems to take URL's as part of the HTML code, so I get in
> trouble validating links which include the character "&".
> 
> Would yo be so kind and correct this "bug", or is there a good reason
> for doing this?

This is not a bug.  See:

http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/problems.html#amp
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/1999JulSep/0149.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator/1999JulSep/0142.html
etc...

David

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