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Re: Validating SSL protected web-pages

From: Ivana Belgers-van Overmeeren <ivana.belgers@surfnet.nl>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 17:44:29 +0100
Message-ID: <3A929EED.B689EA1F@surfnet.nl>
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
CC: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Terje Bless wrote:

> On 15.02.01 at 03:07, Ivana Belgers-van Overmeeren
> <ivana.belgers@surfnet.nl> wrote:
> 
> >I wanted to test my web-pages that are SSL protected, but I noticed that
> >only http:// URLs are supported by the http://validator.w3.org/. I could
> >use the 'upload' feature, but then it wouldn't consider the SSI that I use
> >in my pages. Is there any way of testing my SSI pages with the validator
> >tools?
> 
> Use your browser's "Save As..." function and then upload the saved copy.

Of course, why didn't I think of that. It worked and I almost got my
xhtml
validated correctly. I only have one problem left, and I don't know what
to
do about it. If I check the page with the validator it gives this
answer:

================================
Line 98, column 162: 

  ...
://horowitz.surfnet.nl:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=Egon.Verharen
...
                                                             ^

Error: general entity "search" not defined and no default entity

Line 98, column 168: 

  ...
owitz.surfnet.nl:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=Egon.Verharen@surfn
...
                                                             ^

Error: reference not terminated by refc delimiter
================================

Which is referring to:

<a
href="http://horowitz.surfnet.nl:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=Egon.Verharen@surfnet.nl">

The & seems to me as a valid part of the URL, RFC 1738 says:
'The characters ";", "/", "?", ":", "@", "=" and "&" are the characters
which may be reserved for special meaning within a scheme.'

Should the validator not ignore anything that is between href="..." ?


Cheers,
Ivana Belgers
SURFnet bv
Received on Tuesday, 20 February 2001 11:44:33 GMT

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