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Re: Xhtml /CSS validator- umlaut problem

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 18:00:15 +0100 (BST)
To: cwdjrx@webtv.net
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0108161745030.9469-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
The CSS validator seems to think that you're using unicode. Using
&auml; encodings etc. instead avoids those characters and thus avoids
the problem.

Try explicitly specifying the content type in your doc...

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />

I imagine that the XML validator is less strict on document content.


On Thu, 16 Aug 2001 cwdjrx@webtv.net wrote:

> Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 11:44:03 -0500 (CDT)
> From: cwdjrx@webtv.net
> To: Lloyd Wood <L.Wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: Xhtml /CSS validator- umlaut problem
>   The umlauted letters were generated by typing in "Alt" + "u" keys held
> down together. When a letter such as "a" is next typed, it comes out as
> , for example.
> As stated, this caused no validation errors in xhtml
> 1.0 strict validation even though the page was full of umlauts. However
> when one validates the mentioned page on the CSS validator, the
> following error message is obtained:
> Validator
> Error
> Target: http://www.wtv-zone.com/cwdjrsxyz/rheingau.html
> Please, validate your XML document first!
> Line 29
> Column 12
> An invalid XML character (Unicode: 0xfc) was found in the element
> content of the document.
>   The question now becomes why the CSS validator finds this error, while
> the xhtml 1.0 Strict validator does not. The document was validated
> first!

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