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Re: encoding="iso-8859-1" & http://validator.w3.org

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2003 23:00:52 +0200
Message-ID: <35244909260.20030706230052@w3.org>
To: www-svg@w3.org, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>

On Sunday, July 6, 2003, 10:46:52 PM, Jonathan wrote:

JC> encoding="iso-8859-1" & http://validator.w3.org

(I don't see the relevance of iso-8859-1 to the rest of your message,
please elaborate).

JC> Is there a great reason why the SVG images* in the spec: 
JC> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/ don't validate?

Thanks for the heads up. The validator is clearly talking nonsense.
Taking as a random example
its valid, and the validator whines about not knowing what the
encoding is.

This is particularly odd since the validator says "And I <i>even</i>
tried to autodetect it using the algorithm defined in Appendix F of
the XML 1.0 Recommendation." (my italics) so having failed to do what
the XML spec says (its not hard, duh) and thus failed to detect that
this is indeed a UTF-8 file then the validator gives up for some

Well, at least it doesn't say the file is valid. instead, it says it
couldn't validate it which is true I suppose.

JC> Is there a plan to validate SVG images at some time in the future?

They are valid already, so no, there is no plan to change them.

JC> This seems a rather poor practice, web accessibility and SVG have such 
JC> great potential!

Could you elaborate?

JC> thanks

JC> Jonathan Chetwynd
JC> http://www.peepo.com/svg/!home.svg

JC> *http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/images/shapes/rect01.svg

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Sunday, 6 July 2003 17:01:31 UTC

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