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Unencoded Ampersands

From: Charl van Niekerk <charlvn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 18:32:04 +0200
Message-ID: <547e7d7f0409020932537e8f73@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Greetings all

I thought having unencoded ampersands is illegal in XML. However, the
validator only lists them under "warnings". How so? Shouldn't any
conforming XML parser crash on those?

Also, I thought unencoded ampersands is illegal in HTML too. I could
be wrong about this though. Anyway, the validator doesn't even list a
warning for those.

For full test cases please visit:
http://charlvn.blogspot.com/2004/09/w3c-validator-unencoded-ampersand.html

I searched the mailing list archives, but I found no similar topics
already posted. I didn't look too hard though, so please excuse me and
point me in the right direction if I'm posting about something that
has already been reported.

Thanks and regards,
-- 
Charl van Niekerk
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Received on Friday, 3 September 2004 12:28:51 GMT

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