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Re: flakey charset detection

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 15:35:47 -0500
Message-Id: <a05200f13ba14177e127d@[24.202.71.17]>
To: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

At 12:15 -0800 2002-12-04, David Brownell wrote:
>>
>>I put an XHTML 1.0 document encoded as UTF-8
>>http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/12/xhtml-utf-8.html
>>
>>without Meta or XML Declaration, because XHTML 1.0 is an XML 
>>document, so XML document encoded as UTF-8 doesn't need the 
>>encoding information.
>
>Wrong -- it's getting delivered in "iso-8859-1" because that web
>server has been made to make the HTTP default be explicit.  (Maybe
>the defaults have been changed?)
>
>That may be why it validates at all for you, given that the validator
>doesn't seem to understand what HTTP means.

I know all of that, it's a test file. I did it on purpose :)



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