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Re: possible bug in the validator?

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 11:55:21 +0100 (BST)
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
cc: Vojtech Rynda <voitech@seznam.cz>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0209041154460.20329-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Liam Quinn wrote:

> On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Vojtech Rynda wrote:
>
> > I'm having a problem when using online HTML Validator
> > (http://validator.w3.org/). When validating my pages it detects correct
> > character encoding (specified in the tag "<meta http-equiv="Content-type"
> > content="text/html; charset=windows-1250" />") only if I upload the file. If
> > I validate the page by entering its URI (www.volny.cz/voitech/) the
> > validator detects default us-ascii encoding. Is it a bug? Thank you for what
> > you at w3c are doing, Vojtech Rynda
>
> Your server is sending the header
>
> Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii
>
> which overrides the charset specified within the HTML document.

Surely the charset in the document should take precedence?

L.

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