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UTF-8 BOM not supported in XHTML documents

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 19:14:40 GMT
To: <www-validator-css@w3.org>
Message-ID: <e8elo0.3m4.1@mail.christoph.schneegans.de>


I think it's a well-known fact that the CSS Validator does not support
XHTML documents that contain an UTF-8 byte-order mark, but do not
declare their encoding on HTTP level. Here are two documents that only
differ in their "Content-Type" header:


This problem gets more and more relevant since both Expression Web
Designer and SharePoint Designer use byte-order marks and XHTML by
default. Can we expect this bug to be fixed in the near future?

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