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Possible bug - reports old errors?

From: Andrew Armstrong <webmaster@tolkiensociety.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 00:44:53 +0000
To: "www-validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1C70VF-0003Ym-4J@frink.w3.org>

When I validated a page containing an ampersand in a url, the error was reported correctly, and the code fragment shown matched the code of the page.

After I corrected the error, the validator still claimed that the same error was present. I opened the page in a browser and examined the relevant bit of source code, and that showed the corrected code.

However the code fragment shown in the validator still showed the original uncorrected code.


The page is http://www.tolkiensociety.org/index.html

and the code fragment shown in the validator is:

....xml=/property/2004/05/22/ptolk22.xml&sSheet=/property/2004/05/21/ixpmain01.ht

And the whole tag with corrected code shown using view selected source from the url (not the local copy of the file) in Mozilla is:

<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/main.jhtml?xml=/property/2004/05/22/ptolk22.xml&amp;sSheet=/property/2004/05/21/ixpmain01.html">

I repeated the validation four times, and still got the unexpected result.

Is this a bug, or have I made an error in using the validator?

Best regards, 
  
Andrew Armstrong
webmaster@tolkiensociety.org
2004-09-14
Received on Tuesday, 14 September 2004 09:25:35 GMT

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