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Irritating feature in Validator

From: Michael Everson <everson@evertype.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2001 09:55:20 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <a05100300b8006c8014b7@[]>
To: www-validator@w3.org
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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