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Re: W3C validator and charset

From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 21:36:28 -0400
To: "Alan J. Flavell" <flavell@mail.cern.ch>
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <19990928213628.J20352@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 09, 1999 at 05:21:27AM -0400, Alan J. Flavell wrote:
> > 20 Jul 1998 "Alan J. Flavell" wrote:
> > > It appears that the W3C validator doesn't respond appropriately to
> > > documents that are sent to it with a non-iso-8859-1 charset, for example
> > > utf-8.  It rejects octets in the range 128-159 decimal as if they were
> > > illegal, when in this charset they are perfectly legal and indeed
> > > necessary.  Apparently the same would be true with even 8-bit character
> > > codes where this range of octet values is assigned to printable
> > > characters, such as koi8-r, Mac, or Windows codes.
> >
> On Sun, 8 Aug 1999, Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> > Found this in my mailbox... I think it's been fixed.
> 
> I don't believe so, nor does the changes list for the W3C
> validator show any mention of such a fix. 

This has now been fixed, for utf-8 encoded documents.

Sample:

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.w3.org/TR/ruby/

Thanks to Martin Duerst and Masayasu Ishikawa for their advice.

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