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Re: Errors.. checking the content inside href

From: Ruud Steltenpool <svg@steltenpower.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:19:16 +0200
Message-ID: <49D0E2F4.1090109@steltenpower.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
So he didn't copy all of the feedback of the validator into his message.
I should have checked that, sorry.

The validator response is pretty clear indeed, though
many people (the non-webdevs) that (only sometimes) make webpages, with 
copy-paste coding, or even "save as HTML" in MS Word or so, don't know 
what a URL is. This is a repeat question, so i guess people don't click 
the "Ampersands in URLs" link.


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?
Received on Monday, 30 March 2009 15:19:55 UTC

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