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Re: DTD 4.01 for ignoring & in CGI URL

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 21:30:26 +0200
To: Nestor Diaz <nestor@engendro.com>
cc: JohnTNYC <johntnyc@yahoo.com>, www-validator@w3.org, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Message-ID: <20010723213043-r01010700-2b266d7d-0910-010c@192.168.1.6>
On 23.07.01 at 11:10, Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com> wrote:

>Why doesn't he just ignore the errors about ampersands?

Because there are about two billion of them? :-)

Nestor: I think I can throw together a patch to "check" for you that will
ignore messages specifically for amperstands in URIs. Sometime in the next
few days maybe...?

If you grok Perl you could do it yourself. In "check" there are a few "next
if /Some error message/" statements in the error parsing code. You can add
another here that simply skips messages matching the amperstand errors.

In either case, please do remember to get rid of this kludge as soon
as possible. This class of errors do actually cause real problems,
fixing them is easy and has no negative side-effects, and hiding them
won't make them go away (your visitors will be using the unpatched
W3C version in any case ;D).
Received on Monday, 23 July 2001 15:31:09 GMT

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