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Re: Apostrophe Chokes XHTML Validator...

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 10:01:01 -0700
To: CSGallagher <csgallagher@REMOVETHISTEXTwi.rr.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020903170101.GA21703@optimalco.com>

scripsit CSGallagher:
> The XHTML Validator at http//validator.w3.org/check/referer
> does not like apostrophes using either iso-8859-1 or 
> UTF-8 encoding. I have also tried to replace the literal 
> use of an apostrophe with the character entity &#39; 
> but to no avail.

Judging from the presence of 

    <meta name="Microsoft Border" content="tl, default" />

in your markup, I'd wager a MS product produced the text in question.
It may be silently replacing your ASCII apostrophes (') with `curly'
ones, which MS encodes illegally.  Try using a simple text editor to
make them `straight' apostrophes, or use &#8217; (my preferred

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Arizona State University
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