I am trying to validate my htm document. I have specified transitional HTML 4.01 and UTF-8 character encoding. When I attempt to validate using the W3C validator found at [validator.w3.org...] it fails my code because of the ampersand symbol in some of the sites I link to and because of the copyright symbol at the bottom of my pages. Is there a character encoding I can declare so it won't do this? Thanks.
For the copyright symbol, what is the error you are getting? Assuming the page is really encoded as UTF-8 (rather than being encoded as ISO-8859-1 but declared as UTF-8), then the symbol should validate fine.