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Re: The beta validator

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 22:46:40 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: elfin <elfin@lspace.org>
Message-ID: <A01060006-1022-8F2839FBF81A11D691BA00039300CF5C@[]>

Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 15:16, elfin wrote:
>>Whilst testing a page for xhtml 1 strict compliance I noticd it didn't
>>pick up some unescaped &'s whereas the 'public' validator picked them
>Whoo.  Looks like you're right.  Here's a couple of sample pages:
>I'll go file a bug.

These are now reported as Warnings even for Valid documents. Without
digging too deeply into this it appears as though bare amperstands are not
in fact invalid. I speculate that these do not introduce entity references
since entity references cannot be null. You do get warnings about them, but
only because the characters are significant to SGML.

I need to dig some more to find out whether this is actually a bug in

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