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Jermaine Witter
Jermaine Witter
30,978 Points

Cannot validate HTML Markup

Hi all,

I'm hoping someone can help. I just completed the make you own website course, but my HTML will not validate and I'm not sure why. It has something to do with the Google fonts but Nicks markup validated fine and mine's identical. Any suggestions will be appreciated? (see error below).

Thanks Hayden. The error I get is

Error Line 7, Column 156: Bad value http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One:400,400italic|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800 for attribute href on element link: Illegal character in query: not a URL code point. …ic|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'> Syntax of IRI reference: Any URL. For example: /hello, #canvas, or http://example.org/. Characters should be represented in NFC and spaces should be escaped as %20.

Thanks for the tip on posting code, didn't know it get's stripped out of the post

Hayden Taylor
Hayden Taylor
5,076 Points

When you validate your html it usually tells you what it doesn't like.

Could you copy the error that the validator is giving you and edit your question with that stuff in it please.

Also note that if you want to post code put 4 of these together at the start " " and 4 of them at the end of the code " " and... that key is the shit tilda key just below the esc key. Put 4 of them sidebyside

2 Answers

Hi Jermaine,

You have to url encode the vertical bar | that is in the google fonts url.

Replace with %7C