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[Bug 20307] New: in HTML should warn when title precedes meta@charset

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Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:27:22 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-20307-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20307

            Bug ID: 20307
           Summary: in HTML should warn when title precedes meta@charset
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5
          Assignee: mike+validator@w3.org
          Reporter: crazy-daniel@gmx.de
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

There should be a warning when a title element precedes the meta@charset
element, because the charset information may be ignored (or trigger a
re-decoding) if the title element already contains 'special' or multibyte
characters.

This is a very widespread issue, at least for beginners but often experts as
well.

A warning in that case could help educate authors.

Note that validator.nu reports an error for this document:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <title>äöü</title>
 <meta charset="iso-8859-1">
</head>
<body>
<h1>äöü</h1>
</body>
</html>

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