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Re: DTD 4.01 for ignoring & in CGI URL

From: Nestor Diaz <nestor@engendro.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 12:53:03 -0500 (COT)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0107231251450.26364-100000@asterix.intranet.engendro.com>
On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, JohnTNYC wrote:

> I think what Nester is saying is that his pages are generated on the fly by
> interchange 4.6 (an ecommerce platform).  This product currently generates
> non-encoded ampersands in URLs.  This bug is scheduled to be fixed and, in
> fact, IS fixed in the development (unstable) build of 4.7 of this product,
> which, for obvious stability reasons, Nester can't use.  What I think he
> wanted, was to be able to patch a DTD *temporarily* so that he could be sure
> everything else on his pages is correct and disregard the ampersands.  When
> the new version of the platform he runs his site on is stable, he'll switch
> to it and then ditch the temporary DTD.  Does that make sense to everyone
> now?
> It was just a temporary measure to make it easier for him to see if his
> pages validated for everything except encoded ampersands easily until a new
> version of his ecommerce platform fixes the bug in its URL generation
> routines.  The ampersand encoding is beyond his control and I'm sure he
> wasn't going to claim his pages as compliant until the software was fixed.
> Right Nester?
> Ok, move along people, nothing to see here...


p.d. my name is "nestor" not "nester" :-)

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