W3 : character data is not allowed here html validation error

Posted on : Tue, 28th Apr 15 01:47 pm UTC
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Error : Line 144, Column 6: character data is not allowed here

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This is the most common error message that once may receive while trying to validate their html page. The reasons that may cause this error,


Note : Sometimes some unwanted characters may get added to your file (copy + paste file format issues) that may cause this issue, in such a case you must check that the file encoding format is UTF-8, if not just do that using Text-Editors like Notepad++ or SublimeText.

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