I have an odd problem.
I build my pages and try and make sure they are valid, and always check at w3c.
What I have noticed is that a few of my pages have links within the content to other documents and the link string inside the <a href.. tag has characters or words that make the page not validate any more.
my declaration at the top of the page:
and within the page I have a link to an external source, but the string is long and when I try to validate the page (with the link included) the page turns invalid with errors in the string of characters in the link.HTML Code:<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head>
(this is inside a regular <a href.. tag)
if I comment out the link , so that the words within my content are no longer linked but regular text instead the page is valid.
if they are an active link pointing to that address the page doesnt validate anymore.
samples of the same page where everything is the same except the link active/ inacvtive as I described.
The page that validates is here
its valid and link is removed
The linked words (summary of the negatives) are under the paragraph starting with: The Negatives of the H4H
Does anyone know what I could here to keep the link but also have the page validate?
thanks in advance