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RE: Ampersands + "Last modified:" Malfunctions

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 09:37:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Alan C. Baird" <ia@apc.net>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101bfdc4e$572278e0$53fe330a@msde>
Others have corrected you about the use of &amp; -- CGI authors out there to
don't have to stop programming in the commonly-accepted fashion, but page
authors DO need to start linking to them correctly!  Did you try the
proposed remedy before complaining that the validator was broken?

You also reported  that:

> Also, when providing a direct link to the validation results:
>  http://validator.w3.org/check/referer ,
> the validator generates a "Last modified:" field which has nothing
> to do with the page being validated.  In other words, the validator
> indicates that any given page is being modified continuously!

The generated last modified value is correct on my pages.  Perhaps this is
an idiosyncrasy of your server?

Bruce Bailey
Received on Thursday, 22 June 2000 09:46:40 UTC

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