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Re: [VE][html5] and sign error on validation

From: David Tilbrook <davetil@ddtil.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:13:33 -0400
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To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
I thought you had to get a clean report to use the W3C certification
Or is the certification symbol even necessary in HTML5 and the current web?

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On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

> 2014-06-22 15:28, David Tilbrook wrote:
>  My website http://tax-cents.com is getting 8 validation errors due to
>> the and sign.
> Ignore these error messages, or write "&" as "&amp;". The latter is valid
> but reduces HTML source readability and introduces a small risk of making
> mistakes
>  The problem here is, the and sign is part of a url and should not be in
>> error.
> That's no relevant. Character references are recognized in attribute
> values even if they represent URLs.
> The relevant thing in principle is that you are using HTML5 in HTML
> syntax, and therefore e.g. "&site=" is valid, in an attribute value as well
> as elsewhere. But the HTML rules on this have a messy history, and the
> validator is now in conflict with HTML5 drafts.
>  Please fix the validatior and advise me when you have fixed it so I can
>> get a clean slate with the validator.
> I'm afraid they won't fix it, because people who work on the validator
> think the behavior is correct and expect HTML5 to change.
> For the record, I reopened a closed bug on this:
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12384
> Note that the purpose of using a validator is to get error messages and
> warnings, to be duly considered, not to get a "clean report".
> Yucca

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