Thanks Jelina and David for prompt replies.

I'll continue to do encode them.

cheers,

dan.




Jelina wrote:
>As far as I'm aware, this is still necessary..... (etc)
>



David wrote:
>Yes.... (etc)
>




> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM, I wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> Years ago, I use to painstakingly and religiously convert & to &
>> when ever I encountered it (HTML 4.01 Strict doctype).
>>
>> It's still pegged as invalid by the W3C validator, but is it really
>> still necessary these days? What could possibly go wrong in modern
>> browsers?
>>
>> I'm talking specifically here about ampersands in URLs that are
>> provided to me by database vendors, which I have no control over; I'm
>> about to start inserting literally 100s of them into static html
>> pages.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> danny  boy.
>>
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