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Re: Validating SSL protected web-pages

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhbnc.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 17:34:54 +0000
Message-ID: <3A92AABE.DF812C9A@Rhbnc.Ac.Uk>
To: Ivana Belgers-van Overmeeren <ivana.belgers@surfnet.nl>
CC: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>, W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Try ...&amp;search=...

Philip Taylor
Webmaster, RHBNC
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Ivana Belgers-van Overmeeren wrote:

> [...]
> 
> 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

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