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RE: Flagging & in URL in HTML 4.01 transitional type.

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 16:13:51 -0400
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B7085CE6@ZIPPY>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>
Excellent point Jim!  :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Correia [mailto:correia@barebones.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 4:03 PM
> To: Peter Foti (PeterF); www-validator@w3.org
> Subject: RE: Flagging & in URL in HTML 4.01 transitional type.
> 
> 
> On 4:01 PM 6/8/01 "Peter Foti (PeterF)" <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > The only thing I can suggest to you would be to create your own DTD
> > in which the ampersand was not invalid as a standalone item.  But
> > like it or not, it is invalid in existing DTD's.
> 
> And even then would you only have a false sense of acomplishment.  The
> previous example I posted will not have the desired effect in a
> conforming user agent, because a copyright symbol will be sent instead
> of an ampersand.
> 
> <a 
> href="http://www.example.com/script.pl?foo=bar&copy=true">cgi doesn't
> work</a>
> 
> -- 
> Jim Correia                                Bare Bones Software, Inc.
> correia@barebones.com                     <http://web.barebones.com>
> 
Received on Friday, 8 June 2001 16:08:59 GMT

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