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Re: Parsing HREFs?

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 18:01:26 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
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On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Nick Kew wrote:

> On Sunday 19 February 2006 21:15, you wrote:
> 
> >    This example generates an error for "unknown entity section" because
> >    the "&" is assumed to begin an entity. Browsers often recover safely
> >    from this kind of error, but real problems do occur in some cases. In
> >    this example, many browsers convert &copy=3 to ©=3, which may cause
> >    the link to fail. Since &lang; is the HTML entity for the
> >    left-pointing angle bracket, some browsers also convert &lang=en to
> >    </=en. And one old browser even finds the entity &sect;, converting
> >    &section=2 to §ion=2.
> >
> > Please let me know if you have further suggestions for improvement.
> 
> One tiny suggestion:
> s/many browsers convert/many browsers correctly convert/

Done.  Thanks.

> Do you (or anyone) happen to have any data that would enumerate
> that "many"

IE6, Mozilla 1.7.12, Netscape 4.8, BlackBerry 4.1.0, Dillo 0.8.4.

> or indeed its implied complement?

Opera 8.51, Lynx 2.8.5dev.7, ELinks 0.4.2.

-- 
Liam Quinn
Received on Sunday, 19 February 2006 23:01:31 GMT

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