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[VE][html5] Ampersands inside href values shouldn't be assumed to be broken character references

From: <alex@bellandwhistle.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:21:42 -0700
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <865d264f7e98b94ae509da74d85634f1@bellandwhistle.net>
To reproduce, markup:

     <a 
href="http://mycoolsite.org/index.jsp?content=something&program=otherthing">

generates the error:

     "& did not start a character reference. (& probably should have been 
escaped as &amp;.)"

This error is probably never helpful in the context of a query string.
Received on Monday, 7 April 2014 18:22:16 UTC

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