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Re: possible bug in the validator?

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 13:22:16 +0100 (BST)
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
cc: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>, Vojtech Rynda <voitech@seznam.cz>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.43.0209041320340.20623-100000@artemis.ee.surrey.ac.uk>

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 04, 2002, Lloyd Wood wrote:
> > > 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?
>
> No, see http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/charset.html#h-5.2.2

Thanks.

I can't decide if that's a very subtle way to get Content-Type used
properly, or just very very broken.

L.

>
> [[
> Conforming user agents must observe the following priorities when
> determining a document's character encoding (from highest priority to
> lowest):
>
>    1. An HTTP "charset" parameter in a "Content-Type" field.
>    2. A META declaration with "http-equiv" set to "Content-Type" and a
> value set for "charset".
>    3. The charset attribute set on an element that designates an
> external resource.
> ]]
>
> The validator is behaving according to the specification.
>
> --
> Olivier Thereaux - W3C
> http://www.w3.org/People/olivier | http://yoda.zoy.org
>
>

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