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Re: result page should be improved

From: Vincent Lönngren <vincent.lonngren.759@student.lu.se>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 23:22:27 +0100
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
Message-Id: <1137190947.2584.49.camel@localhost.localdomain>

lör 2006-01-14 klockan 00:11 +0200 skrev Jukka K. Korpela:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Vincent Lönngren wrote:
> > The thing about the UTF-8 characters might be considered a bug,
> Which thing? You are referring to some previous message, but are we all 
> expected to check on our own what "the thing" was?

You are right, I should have written more about that. It is exactly like
you have concluded below - non-ASCII characters are displayed

> > since CSS is UTF-8-encoded by default.
> Where did you get that idea? As far as I can see, the registration of the 
> text/css type (RFC 2318) does not specify the default encoding, so the 
> general text/* default of US-ASCII applies, by RFC 2046.

I read it somewhere while I was looking for the reason why the
characters are displayed incorrectly. It was obviously wrong.

> > Here is a an example of a CSS file that
> > has some non-ASCHII-characters, in case someone is interrested in it:
> > http://www.mf.lu.se/mf.css
> What is the problem with it?
> http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mf.lu.se%2Fmf.css&usermedium=all
> says "no errors".
> > The results page reports itself as UTF-8 encoded, so it's a strange
> > problem.
> Which "it"? I happened to notice that some non-ASCII characters are wrong 
> on the results page. I guess _that_ is a problem. And it is apparently 
> some kind of a character encoding problem in the software, so there _is_
> a bug. The style sheet's encoding is properly declared in an HTTP header.

Yes, that's "it".

> The question is whether the CSS Validator team needs more information 
> about the problem or whether it suffices to say that UTF-8 encoded data is 
> incorrectedly echoed. Is a simpler demo needed?
> -- 
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Vincent Lönngren <vincent.lonngren.759@student.lu.se>
Received on Friday, 13 January 2006 22:22:32 UTC

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