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HTML tag error

While checking for html validation found this error but couldn't fix it please help.

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 URL: Any URL. For example: /hello, #canvas, or http://example.org/. Characters should be represented in NFC and spaces should be escaped as %20.

2 Answers

Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points

It's the 'bar' character (The | between One and Open). It's not a big deal, but you can replace it with a URL encode to get rid of the error.

<link href=' http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
                                                         <!-- ^ change this -->
<link href=' http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One%7Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
                                                         <!-- ^ to this -->

what does URL encode is?

Colin Bell
Colin Bell
29,679 Points

This article explains it pretty well: link