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Re: XHTML vs. <meta>-only encoding declarations

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 22:41:32 +0200
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3f48e32f.279941164@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Terje Bless wrote:
>>The MarkUp Validator gives no errors / warnings / whatever, it just
>>tells the document is valid. The CSS Validator will treat the document
>>as UTF-8 encoded XML document and throw an error for the bad UTF-8
>>sequence. At least one of the validators should be changed to get
>>consistent results. Which and how?
>Given the Content-Type of text/html, I would say the CSS Validator is in error
>here and should be amended to either pay attention to the <meta> value or use
>the HTTP defaulting rules (depending on what your position on the HTTP vs.
>HTML vs. MIME defaulting rules is).
>Granted XML rules suggest UTF-8 or -16 for this case, but as it's served as
>text/html -- e.g. Appendix C rules -- these do not, IMO, apply.

But the MarkUp Validator honors the XML declaration in such documents...
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