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[VE][html5] Little bug in escape error

From: Mail.TeMc <mail.temc@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:16:30 +0100
Message-Id: <89854BD5-485E-4665-8AAB-EBD339703621@gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I cite from the validation page:

	Line 82, Column 180: &amp; did not start a character reference.  
(&amp; probably should have been escaped as &amp;amp;.

As you see the ampersand got double encoded.  It's mentioned 4 times  
as &amp; , where as it only be once (the last one).

The first three mentions of the ampersand should simply be shown on  
the validator as "&" (which in the sourcecode of the validator is  
entity escaped / encoded as &amp;). And only the 4th mention of it  
should only be double encoded (" &amp;amp; which will echo as &amp; )  
- wheares the 4th mention is currently tripple esacaped (the source  
says: &amp;amp;amp; )

More experienced users will probebly undersand this error mesage  
regardless, but it's an annoying little thing that might cause other  
things to become like this aswell.

Tem Corner

Validating http://www.vaneckblues.nl/nieuws/spotlight/mighty-mo-rodgers/
Error [html5]: ""
Received on Thursday, 29 October 2009 14:55:06 UTC

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