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Strange Problem

From: Marc Philipp <marc.philipp@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:09:16 +0100
Message-ID: <405D93FC.6000709@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: www-validator@w3.org

I have a problem using http://validator.w3.org/check/referer with a 
xhtml document generated by a perl script.

I moved to a new server recently. Since then the following message 
appears when i try validating the site:

" Sorry! A fatal error occurred when attempting to transcode the
   character encoding of the document. Either we do not support this
   character encoding yet, or you have specified a non-existent character
   encoding (often a misspelling).

   The detected character encoding was "-8860". "

However, my header looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
"DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="de" lang="de">
<head>
<title>mp. - News</title>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
...

It looks like the -8859 is subtracted by 1 with the result of -8860 
which of course is no valid character encoding. Looking at the source of 
the referring site on the other hand shows the correct value.

Has anyone experienced this kind of problem before?

Sincerely,

Marc Philipp
Received on Sunday, 21 March 2004 08:11:22 GMT

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