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Re: Errors.. checking the content inside href

From: Ruud Steltenpool <svg@steltenpower.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 16:22:34 +0200
Message-ID: <49D0D5AA.2020708@steltenpower.com>
To: Thomas Mack <thomasmack@gmail.com>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

In (the source of) a HTML document & has to follow by ; with something 
in between. Always. HTML entities those constructions are called.

If you want a "&" on your screen, or as part of the address a link 
points to you have to encode it as "&amp;"

validator coders:

Many, many people assume that hrefs are an exception to the rule when it 
comes to "&", maybe it's an idea to make the feedback of the validator 
more clear&specific in this case?



Thomas Mack wrote:
> Whenever I check my site, I get 34 Errors, and 27 warnings... That's 
> good, except it's giving me errors like:
> Line 61, Column 66: cannot generate system identifier for general entity 
> "type"
>  <a href="default.aspx?ViewDetail&type=events&id=11">
> It's checking the content inside links. Why is this?
> The URL is 
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=www.eastcoastgardencenter.com%2Fnew&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0 
> But it doesn't do it on my other website:
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.black-crystal.net&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0&user-agent=W3C_Validator%2F1.654 
> Both of them are dynamically generated by ASPNET.
Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 14:23:13 UTC

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