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Re: Document without charset

From: Andreas Prilop <nhtcapri@rrzn-user.uni-hannover.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 14:55:56 +0100 (MET)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0512091446120.10840-100000@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> [...]
> Apparently the validator uses UTF-8 as the implied default.
> The choice is impractical

My point was not whether it is practical or impractical.
My point is:

  First, the validator *itself* chooses UTF-8.
  Then the validator declares that UTF-8 is impossible.

This is neither logical nor helpful.

> to imply windows-1256 (Windows Arabic), because it has all
> code positions (00 to FF hex.) assigned, so there will be
> no spurious error messages about some "undefined characters".

I suggest MacRoman. ;-)

> Probably (a) would be better, though the message could be
> formulated in a more adequate and balanced way,

I took the words from
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