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Strange behaviour in MarkUp Validation Service

From: Vivien Lacourba <vivien@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 19:31:19 -0500
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: Shigeto Wada <silverboxer@mac.com>
Message-Id: <1070411479.834.47.camel@han-solo>

[forwarded to the validator team]

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 19:14, Shigeto Wada wrote:
> test environment
> Mac OS 10.2.8 + Safari 1.0(v85.6) + Cocoon 2.0.4
> 
> Dear sir/madam,
> 
> The "MarkUp Validation Service" behaves in strange manner.
> 
> When I upload (rather than specify URI) a file which has Japanese 
> character in
> its file name, the MarkUp Validation Service gave me the following 
> error.
> 
> error message----------
>   was not able to extract a character encoding labeling from any of
> the valid sources for such information. Without encoding information it
> is impossible to validate the document. The sources I tried are:
> 
> The HTTP Content-Type field.
> The XML Declaration.
> The HTML "META" element.
> ---------------
> 
> The testing file was generated through Cocoon, then saved with Safari.
> 
> However, after I changed the file name to English character,
> the same file was validated as Valid XHTML1.1.
> 
> I wonder if this is a right behaviour of the service.
> Also, is it a right thing to put the 
> "http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml11" icon
> on my page which has Japanese name?
> 
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> 
> Faithfully yours,
> 
> Shigeto Wada (Mr)
> PhD in electroacoustic music and sonic art
> University of East Anglia (UK)
> ---------------------------------------------------
> silverboxer@mac.com
> http://www.swmusic.net
Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 19:36:18 GMT

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