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FW: Question on why my CSS file won't validate

From: Grant, Melinda <melinda.grant@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:24:00 -0600
Message-ID: <78A3602ADF54BA4EAB53F378BF55588B75D3A5@G3W0067.americas.hpqcorp.net>
To: "Andreas Prilop" <AndreasPrilop2006@trashmail.net>, <www-validator-css@w3.org>

 
Hello Andreas,

You surprised me today with a couple of posts, and I wanted to ask you
for some further elucidation regarding your responses.

> Don't use UTF-* for style sheets and especially don't use a byte order

> mark (BOM).

Do you provide this advise because the validator doesn't support BOM's?
Or because it's your personal opinion?  Or has the W3 issued a note or
something?  Since the CSS specification requires support for utf-8, your
comment surprises me.

And in a separate post, you said,

> Thou shall not use UTF-16 and UTF-32 on the Internet.

Again, is this a matter of personal opinion, or an official W3 stance?
Can you point me to the W3 document that explains this advice?  It
surprises me as well.  If utf-16 can't be used on the Internet, where
should it be used?

Best wishes,

Melinda


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-validator-css-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-validator-css-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Prilop
> Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 7:04 AM
> To: www-validator-css@w3.org
> Cc: Melissa Runyan
> Subject: Re: Question on why my CSS file won't validate
> 
> 
> On Sat, 25 Nov 2006, Melissa Runyan wrote:
> 
>  > It says when I try to validate it, that their is no style sheet  > 
> and there is and it works just fine with my web page
> 
> Give the URL of your web page!
> 
>  > and I can't figure out what is wrong with it.
> 
> Save your style sheet in ISO-8859-1 and configure your server so that 
> it sends CSS files with "charset=ISO-8859-1".
> Don't use UTF-* for style sheets and especially don't use a byte order

> mark (BOM).
>   http://ppewww.physics.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/charset/checklist.html
> 
> 
Received on Thursday, 30 November 2006 17:39:38 GMT

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