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Re: Character set validation

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 07:42:22 -0500
Message-ID: <00c801c0a63a$e4efab00$160c3ccc@kathleen>
To: "Terje Bless" <link@tss.no>, "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Everything is working fine now. Thank you.

~ Kathleen Anderson
Spider Web Woman Designs
http://www.spiderwebwoman.com
email: kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Terje Bless" <link@tss.no>
To: "W3C Validator" <www-validator@w3.org>
Cc: "Kathleen Anderson" <kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com>; "HiRize Discount
Computer Systems" <webmaster@hirize.ca>; "iSmart" <ismart@mailru.com>
Sent: March 05, 2001 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: Character set validation


> On 03.03.01 at 13:51, Kathleen Anderson <kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Does anyone know why this charset ["windows-1250"] has started causing a
> >fatal error in the HTML validator?
>
> Yes. Why do you ask? :-)
>
> We switched to using iconv(3) from glibc to do charset translations in the
> Validator and it turns out there is a bug in glibc < 2.2 that makes it not
> recognize "windows-nnnn" charsets (it uses "CPnnnn" instead). My test
> system happened to have glibc 2.2 on it, but validator.w3.org is still on
> glibc 2.1.x so the problem wasn't discovered until it went live.
>
> It's fixed now, as you've noticed.
>
>
> I'm CCing everyone else who reported this problem. Please check and make
> sure that the problem you reported is really fixed. If you're still having
> problems, please let me know and I'll deal with it ASAP.
>
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2001 07:47:10 GMT

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