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FW: Validator & URL issue

From: Warhurst, SI (Spencer) <S.I.Warhurst@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 10:02:22 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C0295C834@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: "'www-validator@w3.org'" <www-validator@w3.org>

Well, this is a good start to joining a mailing list!!

I've just found out what the problem is - it's a bug in Dreamweaver MX 6.1
where when you make the change to the code, ie: in this case - & to &amp; -
it fails to save it properly. In fact, it does the same the other way round
too, ie: changing &amp; to &.

The only way you can get round it is to amend the code in a text editor &
then Dreamweaver handles it OK. Bizarre!

--
Spencer Warhurst
Listserv Service Manager

JISCmail -> http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk
Mailtalk -> http://www.mailtalk.ac.uk

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Warhurst, SI (Spencer)   
> Sent:	11 March 2003 09:44
> To:	'www-validator@w3.org'
> Subject:	Validator & URL issue
> 
> Hi
> 
> I've followed the instructions about replacing &'s in URL with &amp; as
> detailed here:
> http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/problems.html#amp
> 
> However, the validator is still coming up with the same errors, ie:
> 
> Line 186, column 113: cannot generate system identifier for general entity
> "z" 
>   ...jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3"><img src="images/ql-2.jpg"
> alt="Go 
>                                           ^
> Line 186, column 113: general entity "z" not defined and no default entity
> (explain... <http://validator.w3.org/docs/errors.html>). 
>   ...jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3"><img src="images/ql-2.jpg"
> alt="Go 
>                                           ^
> Line 186, column 114: reference to entity "z" for which no system
> identifier could be generated 
>   ...iscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3"><img src="images/ql-2.jpg"
> alt="Go t
>                                           ^
> Line 186, column 112: entity was defined here 
>   ....jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3"><img src="images/ql-2.jpg"
> alt="Go
>                                           ^
> Line 187, column 114: reference to entity "z" for which no system
> identifier could be generated 
>   ...iscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3" class="links">Subscriber's
>                                           ^
> Line 186, column 112: entity was defined here 
>   ....jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&z=3"><img src="images/ql-2.jpg"
> alt="Go
>                                           
> Lines 186 & 187 now look like this in my code:
> <a href="http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?REPORT&amp;z=3">
> 
> Any ideas what I'm still doing wrong?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> --
> Spencer Warhurst
> Listserv Service Manager
> 
> JISCmail -> http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk
> Mailtalk -> http://www.mailtalk.ac.uk
> 
Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2003 05:10:33 GMT

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