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When checking my index.html file code in the Validator, the font style reference code (copied from Google) doesn't pass.

The response is that there is an "illegal character in query: not a URL code point." To see if there was something I was just not catching in my code, I copy-and-pasted the source code from Nick's sample website (treehousewebsite.com) and the Validator said the same thing. Has there been a new rule in the validation process that is now not accepting the code that Google creates for using its fonts? And is this something I should be concerned about?

2 Answers

11,940 Points

The pipe character ( | ) isn't valid, and should be replaced with %7C. I'm not sure it breaks anything if you leave it in, but to be safe, it's an easy fix :)

Hope that fixes things.

Ah! I was wondering about that... Thanks for the help!

You can also change the (|) with %20 as a space. Also with this, in the demonstration video, why do you (Nick) pass with no errors although you use the pipe character in your code?

Peter Mumford
Peter Mumford
7,774 Points

Check to see if quotes have somehow been converted to curly-quotes. It happens all the time, and its a pain.

If you use a good text editor (coda, sublime text, etc) it should highlight stuff like that and make it easy to find.