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Re: CSS validator stricter than XML validator

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 05:41:38 +0200
To: Claudio Nieder <private@claudio.ch>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <t9bvdtoov4blfcgrjh8btu065ksfb247ps@4ax.com>
* Claudio Nieder wrote:
>I'm not on the list, I want just report an oddity I've noticed when
>validating http://info82.ch/. validator.w3.org tells me:
> Congratulations, this document validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict!
>but when I then click on the link to check CSS too I get 
>Target: http://info82.ch/
>Please, validate your XML document first!
>Line 33 
>Column 12 
>An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xfc)
>was found in the element content of the document. 

Both validators are right here. Your Server sends

  E:\CPAN\CSS\DOM>http-head http://info82.ch/
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 03:27:58 GMT
  Server: Apache/1.3.14 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.7.1 OpenSSL/0.9.6
  Last-Modified: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:54:34 GMT
  ETag: "fe84-2357-3adec400"
  Accept-Ranges: bytes
  Content-Length: 9047
  Connection: close
  Content-Type: text/html

The HTML Validator treats the document as compatible HTML document, the
CSS Validator as XML document. You define 

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
                                            charset=iso-8859-1" />

in the document, the literal [éä...] are recognized as ISO-8859-1
characters. In XML document, the encoding must be declared in the XML
declaration, your document doesn't have an (or 'a'?) XML declaration, so
the document is treated as UTF-8-encoded and the octets for the
mentioned 8-Bit-characters in ISO-8859-1 aren't valid UTF-8 sequences.

I'd say it's a bug in the CSS Validator anyway, if it's text/html, treat
it as text/html.
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