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RE: Strange Problem

From: Ron Bich - ronaldjbich <ronaldjbich@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 07:18:33 -0700
To: "Marc Philipp" <marc.philipp@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CMECJAJAFMNMNOCCJDNCMEMLCLAA.ronaldjbich@comcast.net>

David's suggestion to examine all the data sent to the validator would be my
next suggestion.

Ron

-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Marc Philipp
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 7:09 AM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: Strange Problem



Hmm, same error message. Not what i expected but still not good!

Any other suggestions?

Marc


Ron Bich - ronaldjbich schrieb:

> Try taking the -1 off of the end of our 8860 and see what happens.
>
> Ron
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-validator-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Marc Philipp
> Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 6:09 AM
> To: www-validator@w3.org
> Subject: Strange Problem
>
>
>
> 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 09:17:57 GMT

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