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Re: Irritating feature in Validator

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 11:32:08 +0900
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To: Michael Everson <everson@evertype.com>, www-validator@w3.org
No idea what you are speaking about.

I just validated http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/index.html,
without problems, and the source *has* line numbers.

  97: <li>The version number of the repertoire is given. The base version 
was Version 1.0. When comments are received for a particular language and 
any change to the repertoire made (including notation of the approval of an 
authoritative source), the version number is increased to 1.1, 1.2, etc.

  98: <li>The repertoire itself is given. The repertoire is given, in an 
alphabetical order as found in the sources, and includes digraphs, 
trigraphs, or tetragraphs used as "letters" for alphabetizing, when a 
language is subject to this practice. <blockquote>Example: In <a 
HREF="cy.pdf">Welsh</a>, the order "A, B, C, CH, D..." indicates that, in 
the sources, all words beginning with CH follow all words beginning with CY 
and precede words beginning with DA (<i>afon, blwyddyn, ca^n, cyngres, 
chwech, dydd</i>).</blockquote><p>The punctuation conventions in the 
repertoires are important. Commas separate letters of the alphabet 
considered unique at the first level of alphabetic ordering.

Regards,   Martin.

At 14:55 01/10/27 +0100, Michael Everson wrote:
>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?
>Try validating http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/index.html to see what I 
>mean. I cant' find the offending UTF-8 string.
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