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Amazon Ads don't validate
not even in W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN
annej

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Msg#: 81 posted 10:41 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

What do people do about this? We can't change the code.

 

encyclo

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Msg#: 81 posted 11:36 pm on Jun 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

What errors are you getting? Is it just to do with unescaped ampersands or is it more serious than that?

annej

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Msg#: 81 posted 8:35 pm on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's all
error: unknown entity
or
Warning: net-enabling start-tag; possibly missing required quotes around an attribute value

I guess along with this question does it really matter if a page validates in terms of accessability?

encyclo

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Msg#: 81 posted 9:52 pm on Jun 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

You should simply swap out all instances of
[b]&[/b] within the links and replace them with [b]&[/b] instead. A lot of affiliate-style links cause validation problems because of unescaped ampersands. It's not so much a modification to the code than a correction. The URL will work the same and it will validate properly.

Does it matter in terms of accessibility? You are required to have valid markup to claim a certain level of accessibility for your site. User agents however shouldn't have too many problems with unescaped ampersands as they are a common occurence on the web. It is always a good idea to fix them, however.

annej

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Msg#: 81 posted 3:30 pm on Jun 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info.

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