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Re: Nu HTML Checker and ampersands

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:40:35 +0900
To: Rich Webster <rwebster@bcpl.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20150715124035.GX5721@sideshowbarker.net>
"Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, 2015-07-15 14:40 +0900:
> Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/20150715054014.GW5721@sideshowbarker.net>
> Rich Webster <rwebster@bcpl.org>, 2015-07-14 14:44 -0400:
> > Archived-At: <http://www.w3.org/mid/CAL2Gn_0EQsRntC8NwqVpkDPPHu2iPSKpXmy6OT0mDq+81V5pgQ@mail.gmail.com>
> > 
> > Thank you for the service. The Nu HTML Checker takes my copied and pasted
> > source, with ampersands coded as &amp;, and changes them to plain &s when
> > it does the validation test.
> Thanks for the report. I doesn’t do that if you use the form at
> https://validator.w3.org/nu/ directly. So please consider doing that instead.
> I see that it does change the ampersands if you instead use the form at
> https://validator.w3.org/ So that’s a bug that I need to fix.

I’ve now fixed it be taking a different approach to way the document gets
passed on to https://validator.w3.org/nu/ This approach should ensure that
the content of the document doesn’t get altered at all before it’s sent on.

If you find any other problems with it, let me know.


> But the right way to never run into it is to never use
> https://validator.w3.org/ but to instead always just use
> https://validator.w3.org/nu/

Michael[tm] Smith https://people.w3.org/mike

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