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Re: Default encoding for new validator

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 18:24:31 +0100
To: "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@maden.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <3dc6e606.171673413@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Christopher R. Maden wrote:
>When unable to detect an encoding, the new validator should use the 
>prescribed defaults, which I believe still means ISO8859-1 for text/html 
>over HTTP, and UTF-8 or UTF-16 for XHTML documents uploaded directly.

I agree that the validator should not refuse to validate documents
without explicit encoding information. How this could look like is
a different question. Defaulting to us-ascii is still better than
refusing to validate at all.
Received on Sunday, 27 October 2002 12:24:19 UTC

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