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[Bug] the HTML validator doesn't handle the Content-Encoding header

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: 17 Oct 2002 17:08:04 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1034867285.18193.531.camel@stratustier>
Hey guys,

I've just found that the HTTP client of the HTML Validator doesn't
acknowledge the Content-Encoding header, in that a document served as
text/html + content-encoding: gzip will be handled in it binary format,
which of course won't work (and it might actually generate an invalid
Invalid page, since the source of the file will be included in the error

This bug is present both in the production and development versions of
the validator. The correct behavior would be:
- either to discard any document served with a content-encoding as non
- or to actually decode the content-encoded document for a set of
well-known encoding

Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/

Received on Thursday, 17 October 2002 11:08:05 UTC

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