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Re: Beta: Charset attribute

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 19:03:25 +0100
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
cc: Einar Westermann <einar.westermann@online.no>
Message-ID: <a01060005-1021-6258406CEE8D11D6B10300039300CF5C@[193.157.66.10]>

Einar Westermann <einar.westermann@online.no> wrote:

>I see. So the validator in fact evaluates my user agent's capabilities
>as well, while offering file validation. [...] Or is this charset
>attribute or parameter something the validator needs but may not get
>when I upload?

That's exactly it. Without information about the character encoding it's
impossible to validate the file. We might have assumed some default value,
but any value we picked would be bound to be wrong for a significant number
of users (and runs in to other problems as well).


>Anyway, I found the "Note: The HTTP Content-Type field did not contain a
>"charset" attribute ..." confusing in the context. Could it be worded
>differently?

Probably. Can you suggest something that would have made more sense to you?

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