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Re: Strange Problem

From: David Dorward <david@us-lot.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:27:09 +0000
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1079879229.3253.20.camel@localhost>

On Sun, 2004-03-21 at 14:11, Marc Philipp wrote:
> URI: http://www.marcphilipp.de/index.cgi

david@dorward ~/> lynx -head -dump http://www.marcphilipp.de/index.cgi
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:25:49 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.48 (Fedora)
Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate
Pragma: no-cache
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=-8860
Content-Language: de

As suspected - your server is emitting a Content type header with
nonsensical charset data.

The reason is most likely to do with an error in your CGI script, but
could be a server misconfiguration. 

The validator, however, is acting properly as far as I know. I believe
the http headers trump any data inside the document itself as regards
character set information.
David Dorward                                 <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Sunday, 21 March 2004 09:29:04 UTC

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