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  • Whilst trying to validate my blog (, the XHTML validator is coming back saying it has failed with a few errors. The code is part of wordpress code so I dont know (or want to) mess about with it without good advice from an expert.

    The errors are:

    a) Error Line 44 column 116: general entity “f” not defined and no default entity.

    …hp?r=’ + escape(window.location) + ‘&f=’ + escape(document.referrer);

    This is usually a cascading error caused by a an undefined entity reference or use of an unencoded ampersand (&) in an URL or body text. See the previous message for further details.

    b) Line 44 column 117: reference not terminated by REFC delimiter.

    …p?r=’ + escape(window.location) + ‘&f=’ + escape(document.referrer);

    If you meant to include an entity that starts with “&”, then you should terminate it with “;”. Another reason for this error message is that you inadvertently created an entity by failing to escape an “&” character just before this text.

    There are other warnings shown, see for more info.

    Can anyone assist???

    Many thanks in advance.

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  • Firts of all, remove this line from your header:
    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=windows-1252″ />

    Secondly, the errors are NOT caused by WP but one of your plugins (something live image? or similar)

    Find whatever is causing that live_image thing to be output, and change it to output '&amp;f=' instead of the current '&f='.

    fixed the XHTML error. This error was caused by the ‘Live’ v0.2 wordpress plug-in. It was a nice to have plug-in so I simply deactivited it and my page now validates fine.

    thanks for your input

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