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Re: Bug in W3 Validator?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 11:13:04 +0100
Message-Id: <0A1C16B8-E6C8-11D8-A1CD-000A957E4F00@dorward.me.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "Richard J. Schmidt PhD" <schmidt@cf.ac.uk>

On 5 Aug 2004, at 10:27, Richard J. Schmidt PhD wrote:
> The file http://BoDD.cf.ac.uk/LinksToBoDD.html
> does not check out as valid html because the Validator finds an error 
> within
> a url linking to another site. Specifically, LinksToBoDD.html contains 
> a
> link at line 30 to Google, which the Validator finds unacceptable.

And it tells you exactly why it finds it unacceptable just below it ... 
and in the validator FAQ ... and many times in the archives of this 
mailing list.

Quote: "The most common cause of this error is unencoded ampersands in 
URLs as described by the WDG in "Ampersands in URLs". 

> Is there a way of making the Validator distinguish between a url and 
> the html in a
> document?

Why you write a URL in an HTML document it doesn't stop being HTML.

David Dorward
Received on Thursday, 5 August 2004 06:13:40 UTC

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