Validate the World
If you’re trying to make your page validate but keep running into errors with links to other websites, you’ve run into the Dirty Link Problem.
You see, when the W3’s validator see’s a link that contains the “&” symbol, it thinks that you’re trying to create a special character such as a non-breaking space (created by typing ) or an ampersand (created by typing &).
Fortunately, there’s a way around this that still lets your site validate. I present to you the Dirty URL Cleaner. Just type in your URL and we clean it up. Source code included. No purchase required.