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HTML How to Make a Website Responsive Web Design and Testing Website Testing

Error on testing

Hi, I get an error when testing my website. This is what it says.

Validation Output: 1 Error

Error Line 7, Column 142: Bad value http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800 for attribute href on element link: Illegal character in query: not a URL code point. …ne|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.

This is weird, since my code is exactly the same as the one in the video for this line. Any help please?

Thank you!

4 Answers

Hi Derek,

This seems to be a known issue that has started happening on http://validator.w3.org

The validator is complaining about the | symbol. To get your html to pass you need to change | to %7C in the href


<link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One%7COpen+Sans:400,400italic,700,700italic,800" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

Thank you!

Same problem, thanks bothxp for the response!