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RE: Parsing HREFs?

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 15:14:45 +0000
To: Bonnie Granat <bgranat@granatedit.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1140362085.31122.1.camel@cyberman.dorward.me.uk>

On Sun, 2006-02-19 at 10:07 -0500, Bonnie Granat wrote:
> In fact, I DID see what the "error" was, but the occurrences of "&" are part
> of a URL, and I am not going to change a Web site address. That's what is
> absurd -- that it's parsing amazon.com's Web address. 

It is HTML source code (that you are trying to represent a URL using
HTML source code is beside the point). Representing ampersands using the
HTML code for an ampersand is not "changing the address", its writing it
in HTML.

David Dorward                           <http://dorward.me.uk/>
"Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another."
                             -- The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
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