I have been swamped and just had a chance to try the changes, which I hadn't been able to do when I posted last. I am using a box that I created so I didn't have the target section in the link. Here is the complete link that I am using
<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?i=37054&c=single&cl=5653"><img style="border:0;width:317px;height:83px" src="images/Short-Buy.jpg" alt="Buy Now!!!" /></a>
The errors that I am getting from W3C are variations of these:
Line 260, Column 59: cannot generate system identifier for general entity "c".
Line 260, Column 60: reference not terminated by REFC delimiter.<!--refers to "="-->
Line 260, Column 67: entity was defined here. <!--Refers to the "&"-->
All of the errors are in regards to the dynamically generated redirect page's url. The specific items that are causing the issues are the "c" the "=" and the "&" which I know are needed because they are part of the actual url.
The frustrating part is that
1) The line in question is not structural markup per se, but a url associated with checkout
2) The link is valid and does what it is supposed to
So if the link url is valid and the overall structure of the link is correct, how do I prevent the href=" " section (to the valid link) from invalidating the XHTML?
I really do love the program, but I hand code sites to pass validation and this is the only hangup on two sites that I own. Any thoughts?