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

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003 11:03:03 +0200
Message-ID: <68288240087.20030707110303@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
CC: www-svg@w3.org, Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>

On Monday, July 7, 2003, 8:33:41 AM, Jonathan wrote:

JC> If you look with a little care,

(Not a good start)

JC> there is an example URI included:
JC> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/images/shapes/rect01.svg

And if *you* look with a little care, you will see that

a) its a valid file
b) it doesn't use iso-8859-1 encoding (otherwise it would have an
encoding declaration) so the relevance of your subject line to the
thread remains mysterious.

JC> here is an example of the validation error message:

If you look with a little care, you will see that I quoted that
message in my response to your original query, and furthermore
explained why it is wrong, so I am mystified that you merely repeat it
back to me.

JC> "I was not able to extract a character encoding labeling from any of  
JC> the valid sources for such information. Without encoding information it  
JC> is impossible to validate the document...."
JC> http://validator.w3.org/ 
JC> check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2FTR%2FSVG11%2Fimages%2Fshapes%2Frect0 
JC> 1.svg

JC> This problem is general to all the images I have checked.

And thus, not specific to the example you quoted.

As several responses explained, this is an issue with the (ex-HTML)
validator; the replacement validator, currently in beta, would be the
next thing to check.

I assume that you have read the XML specification, and know for what
encodings an encoding declaration is required?

JC> please can you respond to the original query posted below?

Could you please read the responses to your original query before
merely repeating it? Or if you don't understand the responses, say so
rather than just repeating your question and ignoring both the
information in the responses and the questions they asked you.

JC> thanks

JC> Jonathan Chetwynd

JC> Begin forwarded message:

>> From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
>> Date: Sun Jul 6, 2003  9:46:52  pm Europe/London
>> To: www-svg@w3.org
>> Subject: encoding="iso-8859-1" & http://validator.w3.org
>> encoding="iso-8859-1" & http://validator.w3.org
>> Is there a great reason why the SVG images* in the spec:  
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/ don't validate?
>> Is there a plan to validate SVG images at some time in the future?
>> This seems a rather poor practice, web accessibility and SVG have such  
>> great potential!
>> thanks
>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>> http://www.peepo.com/svg/!home.svg
>> *http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG11/images/shapes/rect01.svg

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 7 July 2003 05:03:46 UTC

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