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

Matthew Schmitt
Matthew Schmitt
12,234 Points

Markup Validation

Not sure why I get this error on the w3c validation website. I don't quite understand what it means:

Line 8, Column 140: 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. ā€¦+One|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.

Here is the actual code from the website design lesson:

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

2 Answers

Nick Fuller
Nick Fuller
9,027 Points

I think the validator is angry about the pipe character in the URL string. There are strict rules about how a URL should be formatted. Now you can bend those rules and it will still work.

Try this and tell me if it validates?

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Changa+One%7COpen+Sans:400italic,700italic,400,700,800' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
Matthew Schmitt
Matthew Schmitt
12,234 Points

Ah, nice! That worked. Thanks for the help!