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[Bug 981] New: Character encoding "latin-1" yields useless error

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Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 16:57:43 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
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           Summary: Character encoding "latin-1" yields useless error
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.7.0
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stads
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: link@pobox.com
        ReportedBy: thijs@kinkhorst.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

When trying to validate a website at the mentioned URL, I get the following message:

Sorry! A fatal error occurred when attempting to transcode the character
encoding of the document. Either we do not support this character encoding yet,
or you have specified a non-existent character encoding (often a misspelling).

The detected character encoding was "latin-1".

The error was "".

Of course this is a useless error, empty string. It provides no clue whatsoever
as to what I'm doing wrong, I believe that "latin-1" is a valid charset
(overriding it with its equivalent "iso-8859-1" works just fine).
Received on Saturday, 8 January 2005 16:57:43 UTC

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