validation W3C / & did not start a character reference/ add to cart button


15 Oct, 2012 06:21 PM

Good evening,

I'm cleaning up my code before finishing my website . On the jigoshop part of the website i have issues with the W3C validation. The problem is located in the link of the add to cart button .

Ajouter au panier

The W3C is not happy with this link and signals:
& did not start a character reference. (& probably should have been escaped as &.)

Any idea of how to fix this issue ? Do youo have the same problem ?

Thanks for any help on this one


  1. 2 Posted by cathy on 15 Oct, 2012 06:25 PM

    this is the html code [code]

    a href="/shop-4/?add-to-cart=1859&&PHPSESSID=37ea3aed53100678082d447e016de1dd#038;_n=4fae98fd5e" class="button">Ajouter au panier</a>


  2. Support Staff 3 Posted by chriscct7 on 15 Oct, 2012 07:26 PM

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    The W3C test is validation for HTML websites. You are using a PHP website. The & is an absolutely and allowed character, used in "GET" commands for PHP.

    The W3C's test is not valid for the type of website you are running


  3. 4 Posted by cathy on 15 Oct, 2012 08:28 PM

    thanks !

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