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Re: Irritating feature in Validator

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 13:06:08 EST
Message-ID: <43.103e22b.2912e910@aol.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: everson@evertype.com
In a message dated 10/30/01 2:50:58 AM US Mountain Standard Time, 
everson@evertype.com writes:

> When detecting a UTF-8 error, the following message only is displayed:
>  "Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 98 it 
>  contained some byte(s) that I cannot interpret as utf-8. Please check 
>  both the content of the file and the character encoding indication."
>  Well, it isn't easy to figure out where line 98 is, and what the 
>  problem is, because the source isn't displayed with the line numbers. 
>  Can you fix this, Gerald, or whoever?

My implementation displays the source with line numbers.

Incidentally, one reason for this error is sloppy copying/pasting of 
tags/information when hand coding -- e.g., If you inadvertently include a 
trailing space with the copy. The fix is easy -- delete the discrepant line 
entirely and recopy the tag/information cleanly.

James Pickering
Tucson, Arizona

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