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From: Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 19:10:35 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr
Message-Id: <20040617191035.7b726a9a.Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>

Hi,

I have submitted to the validator a HTML page that has some "&" characters
in the contents, where it should actually be "&amp;"
The validator rightly raises this error, but to report it, it generates an HTML page
that contains exactly the same error!
Here is an excerpt of the source code generated by the validator:

    <div>
  Line 6, column 94:  character "&" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as data      </div>

And it does the same kind of ironical error with character "<" (instead of "&lt;").
Someone should probably validate the pages generated by the validator...

Vincent.
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