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Re: Euro Symbol in XHTML

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 00:23:07 -0500 (EST)
To: Peter Schwab <peter.schwab@anthope.de>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0202070018490.18208-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Peter Schwab wrote:

> the use of "&euro;"-symbol triggers the following error message:
> "Error: illegal character number 128 "
> Now that the euro is the official currancy in most countries of the EC, I
> believe this should be fixed.

It sounds like you and the validator disagree on the character encoding.
The byte with decimal value 128 is only the euro in windows-1252 and some
other proprietary encodings.  You would be better to use a standard
encoding such as UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1; in the latter case, you would need
to use &euro; or a numeric reference since the euro isn't in ISO-8859-1.

Liam Quinn
Received on Thursday, 7 February 2002 01:16:12 UTC

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