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Re: Colons in URIs rel_path are not warned about

From: Christian Smith <csmith@barebones.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 16:59:28 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000302165929-f01010601-108dfcfc@204.107.232.107>
On Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 14:10, hugo@w3.org (Hugo Haas) wrote:

> On a side note, I don't think that the validator checks the validity of
> a URI.

Actually, since it's a DTD based validator I don't believe there is -any-
way for it to check the validity of a URI with respect to encoding.

Certainly this code

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"
            "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
    <title>Untitled</title>
    <meta name="generator" content="BBEdit 5.1.1">
</head>
<body>

<a href="!@#$%^&*()_+|:<>?!@#$%^&*()_+|:<>/\\/" target="_self"></a>

</body>
</html>

validates quite nicely.

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