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Re: Errors.. checking the content inside href

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:00:25 -0500
Message-ID: <49D0DE89.2010105@aptest.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: Ruud Steltenpool <svg@steltenpower.com>, Thomas Mack <thomasmack@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org
Well - it might be a little stupid, but how about an example or 
explanation of what an encoded URL is right in the error message?

David Dorward wrote:
> Ruud Steltenpool wrote:
>> 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?
> It already says "The most common cause of this error is unencoded 
> ampersands in URLs", in bold text followed by a link titled 
> "Ampersands in URLs 
> <http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/problems.html#amp>", and 
> later on says "even inside URLs!" in italics.
> Can you suggest any ways to make this clearer?

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