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Re: HTML entities and the validator...

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:59:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4DB41EB8.7010909@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: sierkb@gmx.de
CC: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, public-qa-dev Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>, www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>

sierkb@gmx.de wrote:

 > OK. And what essence and lesson should I now take from this all and tell my customer? Tell him that when he wrote "&;" as part of his URL instead of "&amp;", he did no mistake by writing such a character string construct, but should not do so? Why should he not do so and instead should better write "&amp;", while the validator is saying to him "valid"?

Because the validator would also not complain if your customer
wrote "true" where he meant "false".

Philip Taylor
Received on Sunday, 24 April 2011 13:07:09 UTC

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