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RE: Ampersands + "Last modified:" Malfunctions

From: Alan C. Baird <ia@apc.net>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 13:30:13 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <B0017139918@mmmail1001.apc.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: correia@barebones.com
Hi Jim!

>>> Thu, 29 Jun 2000 13:01:04 -0400 <correia@barebones.com> >>>
>
> On 11:49 AM 6/29/00 "Alan C. Baird" <ia@apc.net> wrote:
> 
> > http://www.xlibris.com/XL/container.asp?element=display.asp&show=b&sku=784
> 
> > displays my book, "9TimeZones.com" - while the proposed remedy:
> >
> > http://www.xlibris.com/XL/container.asp?element=display.asp&amp;show=b&amp;sku=784
> > 
> > shows a book called "The Seeker"!
>
> But how are you using the second form?  If you paste it into the
> location field of the browser *IT WILL NOT WORK*.
> 
> But if you put it as the attribute value of an a tag, the only place
> where you need to entity encode the &, it should work in all modern
> browsers.

Thanks for your kind advice, but some versions of Netscape 3 can't 
handle the second link correctly, even when it's placed in a web 
page... and a significant percentage of my target market uses these 
browsers.

I guess I should just learn to live without a useful validator!

Alan ia@apc.net
[not a member of this list]
Received on Thursday, 29 June 2000 13:37:09 GMT

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