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Re: Fw: Error Message Feedback (custom DTD document)

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 15:46:28 +0100
To: Charles Robertson <cdesign@btinternet.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060704144627.GA20856@us-lot.org>

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 03:24:14PM +0100, Charles Robertson wrote:
>    Interestingly, the WDG validator parses all my pages successfully. If I
>    cannot overcome the current problem with the W3C validator, can I still
>    claim that my pages are W3C compliant?

No. The validator tells you that the pages comply with the rules laid
down in the DTD. If that DTD isn't produced by the W3C then the pages
don't comply with a W3C recommendation.
>    One last thing. Alot of my pages use a development language
>    called Coldfusion. The validator seems to have a problem with
>    variables passed in a URL, like:
>    <A
>    HREF="/mendipmedia/news/index.cfm?sort=Submission_date&sortMethod=DESC&rowstart=1&rowend=10&page=1&action=submit">

The error message should tell you that & characters in HTML documents
need to be represented as &amp;.

(I read the mailing list, please direct responses there and do not CC
me, thanks)

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Tuesday, 4 July 2006 14:47:00 UTC

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