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I am trying to design my first commercial site and the client has an online store with buyitsellit.com, and the link to the site has an uncoded ampersand in it. The link to the online store invalidates the html of my page.

I have read and researched all I can and come up with nada. Is there anything I can do about it, coding wise?

W3C error follows
# Warning Line 40, Column 70: cannot generate system identifier for general entity "store".

…www1.buyitsellit.com/StoreFront/view?view=main&store=4299">Online Store

An entity reference was found in the document, but there is no reference by that name defined. Often this is caused by misspelling the reference name, unencoded ampersands, or by leaving off the trailing semicolon (;). The most common cause of this error is unencoded ampersands in URLs as described by the WDG in "Ampersands in URLs".

Entity references start with an ampersand (&) and end with a semicolon (;). If you want to use a literal ampersand in your document you must encode it as "&" (even inside URLs!). Be careful to end entity references with a semicolon or your entity reference may get interpreted in connection with the following text. Also keep in mind that named entity references are case-sensitive; &Aelig; and æ are different characters.

If this error appears in some markup generated by PHP's session handling code, this article has explanations and solutions to your problem.

Note that in most documents, errors related to entity references will trigger up to 5 separate messages from the Validator. Usually these will all disappear when the original problem is fixed.

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dugal wrote:I am trying to

dugal wrote:
I am trying to design my first commercial site and the client has an online store with buyitsellit.com, and the link to the site has an uncoded ampersand in it.

Why can't you change the link to use & instead?

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That's it, thank you sir, I

That's it, thank you sir, I never thought of it. Guess that's why the forum is here Smile