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Re: German_Umlauts

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 15:33:31 +0900
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To: Rainer Ziener <ziener@tls-tautenburg.de>, www-validator@w3.org, mrengel@tls-tautenburg.de
At 06:51 01/06/28 -0400, Rainer Ziener wrote:
>I am very interested to make all pages in correct HTML. Therefore I
>use your validator.
>My question concerns German Umlauts and other specicial characters.
>For the normal ampersand the validator gives an error and I have to
>&#38; or &amp;.

You have to do that because otherwise it's difficult to
distinguish a 'real' ampersand from an ampersand that
starts something like &#38; or &amp;.

>But if I write German Umlauts or so, the I donエt get
>any error from the validator.

Why should you? An umlaut is not a special character.

>But some browsers display wrongly such

Either your page has a problem (e.g. missing "charset" parameter,
or it's a browser problem. Can you tell us your page address,
and which browser gives the problem?

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2001 03:27:54 UTC

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