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Validator choking on ™ (TM)

From: Bob Rosenberg <webmaster@rockmug.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 23:50:16 -0500
To: WWW Validator List <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-id: <p05100310b8559ee0125d@[]>
I just ran the home page <http://www.rockmug.org/default.html> of my 
computer club's web site (for which I'm responsible) through the 
validator and got some odd "problems". I am going to ignore all the 
"errors" caused by my use of GoLive to create the site (which will be 
the topic of another message) to report what seems to me to be a bug 
in the validation.

I use the TM symbol and Validator does not seem to approve of my usage of it.

My code is:

  1   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN" 
   3   <html>
   5   	<head>
   6   	<meta HTTP-EQUIV="content-type" CONTENT="text/html; 
   7   		<meta NAME="generator" CONTENT="Adobe GoLive 5">
   8   		<title>RockMUG of Rockland County NY</title>
282   	... ALT="Made with GoLive&#153;"></a></font></b></p>
283   			<br>

Line 282, character 351:

... 0" ALT="Made with GoLive&#153;"></a></font></b></p>

Warning: reference to non-SGML character

Would I be better off claiming to be Windows-1252 to make this 
C1-area Codepoint Valid?

If I stay defined as ISO-8859-1 can I replace the &#153; with the 
correct UniCode Codepoint for TM.

Will doing either cause any browser display problems (due to not 
understanding Windows-1252 or the 4-digit UniCode Codepoint)? Note: 
The primary audience for this site is Macintosh Users using Nav4 or 
6, and IE3/4/5 (IE mostly IE5).

Thank you.
Received on Monday, 31 December 2001 00:20:53 UTC

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