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Re: shift_jis,iso-8859-1

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 13:33:29 +0200
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>Same in their meta, on http://members.aol.com one can find
>  <meta http-equiv='Content-Type'
>        content='text/html; charset=Shift_JIS,ISO-8859-1'>
>I've now seen such constructs about half a dozen of times. As the comma
>is not allowed in charset named, could the validator have a special case
>for them with a more user friendly error message?

Yeah, we should detect this specifically. I've logged it as Bug #299 —
<http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=299> — and will try to look at
it for the next major revision (I'll need to rip out the current code and
replace it to do this sanely I think).

BTW, Björn, unless you're actively boycotting Bugzilla — :-) — I'd really
appreciate if you report stuff like this directly there (with a note to the
list if you think it appropriate). As the glacial response to this message
indicates, stuff reported in email has a nasty habit of slipping through the
cracks when my load average passes a certain point. Bugzilla tends to get a
somewhat higher priority.

If it's the amount of email that bugs you, you can disable most of it in your
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