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Validating code

Is there a reason I get the following error when I try validating my code using http://validator.w3.org/check

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 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.

It claims the error is the closing '>' on the piece of code that I pasted from Google fonts but that '>' came with the code and so I am confused why it is shooting it as an error. Thanks!

3 Answers

Hi Henry, you just need to use URL encoding for the | character. You may be able to get that corrected by sending a request to support. Just let them know the pipe symbol does not validate. I'm not sure why Google Fonts isn't using %7C to encode the pipe symbol for web standards.

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

Thanks for the replies! Dustin it worked with URL encoding, thank you for the help!