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Re: URL with & - Question

From: Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 02:09:36 +0100
To: Jim MacGregor <jimali@cais.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001127020936.A25845@zoy.org>
On Sun, Nov 26, 2000, Jim MacGregor wrote:
> I received a URL from a web service vendor that contains an & in it.
> Question: Should the author of a page be allowed to display the Valid
> HTML logo from the W3C if this is the only reason for not validating?

   I see no problem with the URL containing `&' and I can't understand
why this would lead to invalidation of the page it points to. However,
if you include the URL in an HTML page, for instance in a link, you'll
have to encode `&'s in it with `&amp;'s.

Samuel Hocevar <sam@zoy.org> <http://sam.zoy.org/>
for DVDs in Linux screw the MPAA and ; do dig $DVDs.z.zoy.org ; done | \
      perl -ne 's/\.//g; print pack("H224",$1) if(/^x([^z]*)/)' | gunzip
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