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"get flash" url breaks xhtml validation

I have a site that uses a bit of flash and I include a link for
visitors to get flash if they don't have it. Unfortunately, the XHTML
validator complains about the "get flash" url, even when using
transitional. Does anyone know what I can do about this? I can't
control Adobe's url and why would XHTML care? The "get flash" url is:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW

Thanks.

--Don D.

Oct 24 '07 #1
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On 2007-10-24, DonD wrote:
>

I have a site that uses a bit of flash and I include a link for
visitors to get flash if they don't have it. Unfortunately, the XHTML
validator complains about the "get flash" url, even when using
transitional. Does anyone know what I can do about this? I can't
control Adobe's url and why would XHTML care? The "get flash" url is:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW
Did you read the reason the validator gave? That would tell you.

(It was probably the use of an ampersand in the URL instead of
&.)

--
Chris F.A. Johnson <http://cfaj.freeshell.org>
================================================== =================
Author:
Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
Oct 24 '07 #2
On 10/24/2007 4:01 PM, DonD wrote:
I have a site that uses a bit of flash and I include a link for
visitors to get flash if they don't have it. Unfortunately, the XHTML
validator complains about the "get flash" url, even when using
transitional. Does anyone know what I can do about this? I can't
control Adobe's url and why would XHTML care? The "get flash" url is:

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...h&promoid=BIOW

Thanks.

--Don D.
If the URI is coded in the anchor (link) exactly as you show it, you
must change the ampersand from "&" to "&amp;".

--
David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

Natural foods can be harmful: Look at all the
people who die of natural causes.
Oct 24 '07 #3
Well, I didn't think changing the ampersand would fix all the
problems, but it did. Thanks guys. Now it validates as strict.

--Don D.

Oct 25 '07 #4
David E. Ross wrote:
If the URI is coded in the anchor (link) exactly as you show it, you
must change the ampersand from "&" to "&amp;".
Or replace it with a semicolon.
Oct 25 '07 #5

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