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CSS How to Make a Website Sharing a Website Find a Domain

Validate HTML

I went on the validate HTML website. It told me

It told me this:

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 URL: 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 code from Line 7:

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

This is the code from Line 7

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

3 Answers

Hey Michael,

All you have to do is encode the | sign in the URL to a %7C.

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

Encode spaces to be %20 so "Me 2.jpg" becomes "Me%202.jpg". The best way to avoid this is to not use spaces in your file name.

OK. Thanks. that worked. Also got a validation error for this:

<img src="img/Me 2.jpg" alt="Photograph of Michael Grant" class="profile-photo">

Error: Line 28, Column 88: Bad value img/Me 2.jpg for attribute src on element img: Illegal character in path segment: not a URL code point.

OK. Thank you again.

You're welcome!