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Re: HTML code for correct HTML pages is incorrect

From: Philip TAYLOR [PC87S-O/XP] <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:25:51 +0100
Message-ID: <3F4E1EFF.C903AE3@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Henk-Jan.van.Tuyl" <henk-jan.van.tuyl@hotpop.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org



"Henk-Jan.van.Tuyl" wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> When my webpage was "checked and found to be valid HTML 4.01 Transitional", I
> added the following lines to my page, using copy & paste, as advised by the "Validation results" page:
> 
>     <p>
>       <a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"><img border="0"
>           src="http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-html401"
>           alt="Valid HTML 4.01!" height="31" width="88"></a>
>     </p>
> 
> This doesn't work (of course I tested this with "referer" replaced with the address of my page;after some experimenting it appeared that the href should be:
>    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=<referer>
> 
> Many people will also appreciate some explanation about replacing <referer> with the page's address.

But "referer" isn't a metanotion, and is therefore not intended to be replaced;
it is a literal, which should be replicated as-is.

Philip Taylor, RHBNC
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2003 11:28:27 GMT

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