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charset parameter not used for decoding

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:21:21 +0200
To: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-ID: <3d647439.436204078@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>


Validating an XHTML document with encoding information only present in
the HTTP header fails, the validator does not use the charset paremeter
and tries to use UTF-8 instead (this fails, if the document is e.g.
ISO-8859-1 encoded). For example:

  % http-head http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator.html.de
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Connection: close
  Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:17:23 GMT
  Content-Length: 2578
  Content-Language: de
  Content-Type: text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1
  Etag: "m4r72t:tnioiej8"
  Last-Modified: Sat, 18 May 2002 21:49:54 GMT
  Server: Jigsaw/2.2.0

And the validator reports

  Target: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator.html.de

  Please, validate your XML document first!
  Line 45
  Column 97
  An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xfc) was found in the element
  content of the document. 
This is a bug, as per XML 1.0 Second Edition Errata.
Received on Wednesday, 14 August 2002 11:21:35 UTC

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