XHTML W3C Validator Error

Posted on 2008-11-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Hi All,

I have in the process of XHTML validating my code and the W3C validator is presenting the following error:

Line 92, Column 142: general entity "itemid" not defined and no default entity.
This is usually a cascading error caused by a an undefined entity reference or use of an unencoded ampersand (&) in an URL or body text. See the previous message for further details.

&some_text&itemid=1" title="some text

Even though they provide an explanation, I really don't understand where I am going wrong. Please could anyone advise further?

Many thanks,

Question by:rito1
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    Accepted Solution


    Can you post the validation link?

    I think its probably where you have & instead of &

    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Oh my God you are right... I didn't know after all these years that you are supposed to use & instead of & within URLs!.

    Thanks Steggs,

    LVL 1

    Author Closing Comment

    Learnt something new here!.. thanks.
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    Expert Comment

    ha... u learn something new everyday :)

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