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annette tigwell
annette tigwell
1,472 Points

I am having a problem validating my code, can someone shed some light please?

<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>annette | Designer</title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/normalize.css">
<link href="http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One|Open+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/main.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/responsive.css"> <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0"> </head> <body> <header> <a href="index.html" id="logo"> <h1>Annette Tigwell</h1> <h2>Designer</h2> </a> <nav> <ul> <li><a href="index.html" class="selected">Portfolio</a></li> <li><a href="about.html">About</a></li> <li><a href="contact.html">Contact</a></li> </ul> </nav> </header> <div id="wrapper"> <section> <ul id="gallery"> <li> <a href="img/numbers-01.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-01.jpg" alt=""> <p>Experimentation with color and texture. </p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-02.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-02.jpg" alt=""> <p>Playing with blending modes in Photoshop. </p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-06.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-06.jpg" alt=""> <p>Trying to create an 80's style of glows. </p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-09.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-09.jpg" alt=""> <p>Drips created using Photoshop brushes. </p> </a> </li> <li> <a href="img/numbers-12.jpg"> <img src="img/numbers-12.jpg" alt=""> <p>Creating shapes using repetition.</p> </a> </li> </ul> </section> <footer> <a href="http://twitter.com/AnnickBidwell"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a>
<a href="http://facebook.com/Annette Tigwell"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a> <p>© 2014 Annette.</p> </footer> </div> </body> </html>

Line 7, Column 143: 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. Warning Line 27, Column 14: Section lacks heading. Consider using h2-h6 elements to add identifying headings to all sections. <section> ✉ Error Line 64, Column 56: Bad value http://facebook.com/Annette Tigwell for attribute href on element a: Illegal character in path segment: not a URL code point. …="http://facebook.com/Annette Tigwell"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="F… 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.

1 Answer

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

The first (and probably most challenging) error you're getting has a simple fix:

In the google fonts link, they're warning that Characters should be represented in NFC and spaces should be escaped as %20

Just replace the pipe symbol | with a %7C and that error will go away.

The second error is semantic, and it's suggested that you add a heading element of some sort to indicate what the section means. Like a heading that says "Gallery" or something, if you wanted it.

Here's a resource on url encoding that may come in handy, as there are a lot of characters that can't go in a url, or don't work well in the html validator.

annette tigwell
annette tigwell
1,472 Points

Thank you that sorted it :)

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

Awesome. Glad to hear it.