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Continued... Passed validation with backslashes in links

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 14:57:24 +0200
Message-ID: <814686242.20070904145724@gmail.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Hello David,

Still don't get it:
If the use of a backslash leads to NOT showing a page right in FF and Opera, I'd say that's strange.
So, does this mean that IE is the "smarter/better" browswer compared to  FF and Opera?? mmmm....

By the way, can you come up with a link with the rule that the href attribute is allowed to contain backslash characters (please....)?
I have NEVER come across this rule (yet).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 2:35:09 PM, you wrote:

> On 4 Sep 2007, at 08:45, NOWAR.MEANS.PEACE@GMAIL wrote:
>> When looking in the source I saw that the links had a BACKSLASH in  
>> it, instead of a SLASH.

>> So why is it that the w3c validator gives a passed validation for a  
>> sloppy code?
> Because, in HTML, the value of the href attribute is allowed to  
> contain backslash characters. It might not mean what was intended,  
> but that doesn't make it invalid.

> -- 
> David Dorward
> http://dorward.me.uk/
> http://blog.dorward.me.uk/

Best regards,
 NOWAR                            mailto:nowar.means.peace@gmail.com
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