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Re: Xhtml /CSS validator- umlaut problem

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 17:04:13 +0100 (BST)
To: cwdjrx@webtv.net
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0108161702420.9469-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Thu, 9 Aug 2001 cwdjrx@webtv.net wrote:

>   In xhtml strict one can have umlauts and obtain perfect validation.

without either:
a. specifying a content-type of ISO-8859-whatever that includes
   the umlat characters?
b. using the sgml chars? &auml; &uuml; etc.?

L.

> For example see  
> http://www.wtv-zone.com/cwdjrsxyz/rheingau.html  
>   However when one goes to the CSS validator, the first umlaut produces
> a fatal error that stops validation and gives an error message. Umlauts
> are very important in writing German, and the same marks are used in
> Turkish and some other languages. In German one can solve the problem by
> writing , for example, spaetlese instead of the correct spätlese as is
> often done when using an old English typewriter that does not have
> umlauts. Surely the correct marks are as important in German as in
> French where there are no problems with marks. Is there any way to
> overcome this problem? 

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