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Re: Irritating feature in Validator

From: Michael Everson <everson@evertype.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 07:42:15 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <a05100301b801ac16e495@[193.120.28.2]>
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
At 11:32 +0900 2001-10-28, Martin Duerst wrote:
>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.
>http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.evertype.com%2Falphabets% 
>2Findex.html&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=%28detect+automatica 
>lly%29&ss=

As it happens, the UTF8 error was in a line further on, where it 
talks about quotation marks and lists the left and right double angle 
quotes « and ». I fixed that UTF-8 but the point is that if you have 
a UTF-8 error the validator just says what line it is in and doesn't 
provide you with marked up text, which it does for invalid characters 
in, say, Latin 1.
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