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I'm sure you are sick of ampersand issues as I am

From: <clive.bradley@tiscali>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 00:03:43 -0000
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004101c711b7$8751a270$6a00000a@optiplex>
While validating XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN
I have been going round in circles with my links
    <a href="foo.asp?cat=12&dog=13" .....> failed
I changed to 
    <a href="foo.asp?cat=12&amp;dog=13" ...>  and the validator still failed
with the same error message
so I tried
    <a href="foo.asp?cat=12&amp;amp;dog=13" .....> which is just being silly
.... but passed
The mail search on ampersand just brought up angry rants and no real help.
I think I have got round this by using %26 instead of &.
Then I hit another snag.
The inner html between <a ....> and </a> contained "foo &amp; bar" and kept
producing errors until I changed it to 
are you sure this validator is working properly ?
I get the same results submiting local HTML from firefox 2.0 or uploading to
my site and then pasting 'live' url into validator
You problem - or mine ? any clues gratefuly recieved 
Clive B
(Trying to be a good webmaster but getting baffled now)
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2006 07:23:34 UTC

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