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Issues validating the HTML

I have tried validating my code on the W3C validator, but it keeps reporting an error where my Google font was imported. Not sure what I should be doing to correct this.


Error Message:

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.

7 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

The issue is with the Google Web Font URL.

The | character is invalid in a URL, so to encode the | character change it to %7c

source: http://stackoverflow.com/a/22469221/1756132s

Could you insert/link the exact error message?

'''html <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Eric Huffman | Developer</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> '''

Try posting your markup here for us to get a better idea of what may be going wrong.

Markup: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Eric Huffman | Developer</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>Eric Huffman</h1> <h2>Developer</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/21andHuff"><img src="img/twitter-wrap.png" alt="Twitter Logo" class="social-icon"></a> <a href="http://facebook.com/HassleHuff"><img src="img/facebook-wrap.png" alt="Facebook Logo" class="social-icon"></a> <p>© 2014 Eric Huffman.</p> </footer> </div> </body> </html>

Error Message: 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.

the text after the doctype tag needs to be enclosed in a tag. Do you want it to be viewable on the page? If so, put it in <body>. If not, is it meta data? wrap it in <meta></meta> tags. I'm guessing that error message is because in your markup you don't have the link enclosed in a <link> tag.

I think I'm having an issue posting the actual bit of markup that was giving me trouble, but thank you. I think I may have spotted the issue. Appreciate it.

basic structure for html should be as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

What you're showing is text that isn't wrapped in tags. That doesn't make sense to browsers. Does that make sense?

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you