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RE: Strange Problem

From: Ron Bich - ronaldjbich <ronaldjbich@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 07:30:17 -0700
To: "Ron Bich - ronaldjbich" <ronaldjbich@comcast.net>, "Marc Philipp" <marc.philipp@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CMECJAJAFMNMNOCCJDNCEEMMCLAA.ronaldjbich@comcast.net>

Marc,

I saved your html to a file and ran the validation service on that file
using, http://validator.w3.org/, and this file validates as XHTML 1.0.   You
may want to look at your Perl code, if the html validates then my next guess
is that the problem is in that part of you page.

Ron

-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Ron Bich - ronaldjbich
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 7:19 AM
To: Marc Philipp; www-validator@w3.org
Subject: RE: Strange Problem



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 09:29:41 GMT

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