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Re: validator bug ?

From: Braverman, David <DBraverman@ingprime.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 10:24:05 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <8494E19A24CDD311A3B700902730AD850CF58F@PB350EXC>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
> > AFAIK, & is allowed in URIs and should not be interpreted as an single
entity.
> > So is it a tiny validator bug or did I miss something????

> Please look at:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/appendix/notes.html#h-B.2.2

> "We recommend that HTTP server implementors, and in particular, 
> CGI implementors support the use of ";" in place of "&" to save
> authors the trouble of escaping "&" characters in this manner."

Ah, so if your server doesn't support ";", then you're stuck with a minor
flaw in your HTML code. Does anyone know which HTTP servers support the
correct code?

David Braverman
http://www.braverman.org/ 
Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 10:39:22 GMT

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