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html valiation problems
unidentified entities in links
Receptional Andy



 
Msg#: 4558 posted 9:31 pm on Mar 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

If I have a link on a page to a url with variables in a query string (like http*//www.madeup.com/notreal.htm?some=stuff&other=things

A get this error:

line 6: reference to entity "some" for which no system identifier could be generated.

Anyone know what I can do (if anything) to avoid this? Do I need to change the doctype or something?

 

mfagan

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4558 posted 10:17 pm on Mar 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm pretty sure your problem is the ampersand. Escape it. Change & to &

DrDoc

WebmasterWorld Senior Member drdoc us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4558 posted 10:18 pm on Mar 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

You need to replace all &'s with "&", which the HTML entity for &. The browser will convert & to & before requesting the URL.

Edit: Yeah, what he said

Receptional Andy



 
Msg#: 4558 posted 11:11 pm on Mar 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Excellent, thanks guys :) nice valid pages again!

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