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Bug 1136 - improper link given
Summary: improper link given
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: 0.7.0
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-02 04:00 UTC by Daniel Prouse
Modified: 2006-10-31 02:11 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel Prouse 2005-03-02 04:00:11 UTC
I am currently reduced to using Internet Explorer 6.0 so I am unable to verify 
this with other browsers. But at the bottom of the page listed above it 
provides me with a link to show my validation of my webpage, it is found here;

If you would like to create a link to this page (i.e., this validation result) 
to make it easier to validate this page in the future or to allow others to 
validate your page, the URL is < uri=http%3A%2F%> (or you can just add the current page to your 
bookmarks or hotlist).

The link listed in this paragraph does not work as it has a space in it between 
check? and uri=, when I add a link to this it obviously comes back with an 
error as my browser inputs a %20 in place of the space. I was able to just 
remove the space and it worked fine. 

I just wanted to notify you of this bug. Thanks!
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2005-03-24 07:38:26 UTC
I think the space in the quoted URI is there to help the text wrap if the
validated URI is very long. Note that only the "visible" URI has this space, the
link it points to is fine.

We could use zero-width space instead of the space, but I reckon it's not very
well supported
Comment 2 Olivier Thereaux 2006-10-31 02:11:46 UTC
Latest version of the validator does not add this space any more.
That makes the results page awfully wide when validating a document with a loooong URI, but that's probably better than using a broken URI... Probably.