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Re: [www-validator] <none>

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 13:47:18 +0900
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: "Ade Rowley" <ade.rowley@clara.co.uk>
Message-Id: <D9D1E530-E800-11D7-ADCF-000393A63FC8@w3.org>

Hello Ade,

On Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003, at 02:04 Asia/Tokyo, Ade Rowley wrote:

> I think there may be a problem with the W3C validator service.  No 
> matter what I do to the document to be validated, I receive the error 
> that no character encoding could be extracted.  I have attempted with 
> several documents, none of which are able to be validated and all of 
> which do have the encoding required.

As far as I can tell, the W3C Markup Validation service is working 
properly. You may have been unlucky and only tested document which 
actually all lacked a proper character encoding declaration. If you 
really think there is something wrong going on with the service, could 
you send us the address of a page that shows a wrong behaviour, so that 
we can use it as a test case?

I am not certain whether you were trying with "your own pages" and are 
interested in the following help, but just in case... There is a newer 
version of the Markup validator about to be deployed. It is under beta 
test at:

This new version is a bit more friendly when it comes to pages lacking 
character encoding declaration, so that may help you. Also, it gives 
you more information about the way you can remedy to this character 
encoding issue in its documentation, see for example:

I hope this helps.

Thank you for using this service and reporting behaviours you think may 
be a bug, this truly helps us improve this service.

Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2003 00:47:16 UTC

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