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From: OJ Tibi <oj@web-rats.net>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 13:32:52 +0800
Message-ID: <000201c54fa1$902db250$0100000a@zion>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

hi!

i was just revalidating my site (mbc.web-rats.net) and found out errors in 
my document:


a.. Line 163, column 200: cannot generate system identifier for general 
entity "PHPSESSID"

....<p><a 
href="newsarticle.php?NewsNo=4&PHPSESSID=76defb183668fb9459aa86998b43ec

An entity reference was found in the document, but there is no reference by 
that name defined. Often this is caused by misspelling the reference name, 
unencoded ampersands, or by leaving off the trailing semicolon (;). The most 
common cause of this error is unencoded ampersands in URLs as described by 
the WDG in "Ampersands in URLs".

Entity references start with an ampersand (&) and end with a semicolon (;). 
If you want to use a literal ampersand in your document you must encode it 
as "&amp;" (even inside URLs!). Be careful to end entity references with a 
semicolon or your entity reference may get interpreted in connection with 
the following text. Also keep in mind that named entity references are 
case-sensitive; &Aelig; and &aelig; are different characters.

Note that in most documents, errors related to entity references will 
trigger up to 5 separate messages from the Validator. Usually these will all 
disappear when the original problem is fixed.

?

notice that the strange part above is that the server-generated document 
created a PHP session ID for the embeded anchor's hyperlink reference 
attribute. this usually happens if the browser (in the validator's case, 
user-agent) does not support cookies for session management. please send me 
comments about this topic.

very much appreciated.

Oliver John V. Tibi
MakatiBizClub Webmaster
http://mbc.web-rats.net/
mbc@web-rats.net

Philippine Khan Online
The Barkada's All Here!
http://www.khan.com.ph/
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 10:56:26 GMT

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