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RE: validator bug?

From: Ian Anderson <ianderso@cogeco.ca>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 00:19:01 -0400
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c1f57e$50f89f80$0101a8c0@sillycow>
Perhaps this error message should be accompanied by a note that says
that & must be changed to &amp; to validate correctly...

I should also suggest that this question be added to an appropriate FAQ
since I've seen at least four people now (including myself) ask about
it.

-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of olleo@sics.se
Sent: May 6, 2002 11:46 PM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: validator bug?

 Quoting Kai Wegner <atmankai@kepler.einstein.hw>: 

 > Hi, 
 > 
 > When I wanted to validate my pages, your validator said: 
 > 
 >     *  Line 165, column 50: 
 > 
 >   ...                    <a
href="index.php?person=gisa&menue=email&adresse= 
 > 
 > ... 
 >                                                         ^ 
 > 
 >       Error: unknown entity "menue" 
 >     * Line 165, column 50: 
 > 

 That this question repeatedly appears is a sign of a problem. Either
there is 
 no simple way (i.e. a guide doc) that allows a user to decipher error 
messages. 
 Or there is such a document, but it is not easy to find out about its 
 existence. 

 Perhaps error messages might be annotated with a pointer to a rule
about how 
 some error messages should be interpreted. 

 /olle 

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