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Re: W3C Validator vs Schneegans

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:41:08 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <431D4814.6D92@xyzzy.claranet.de>

Christoph Schneegans wrote:

 [302 page]
> Well, the response body is not a well-formed XML document.

Yeah, side effect of the redirection, forget it, you have
documented it, and if I didn't RTFM it's my problem.

> There's no "charset" parameter in the "Content-Type" header,
> no BOM and no XML declaration with an "encoding"

ACK, that (especially the latter) is what I meant:  I cannot
use your validator for XHTML 1.0 pages where I seriously want
neither UTF-8 nor US-ASCII.  Legacy browsers don't understand
<?xml ... ?> and would display it as garbage.  Shouting "read
C.9" doesn't help, these old browsers are as stubborn as I ;-)

> Only <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#NT-Mixed> can produce

Oh, I didn't know this.  There's probably a reason for this
restriction.  And no optional start- / end-tags for a dummy
"after-legend-element" as a workaround, tough.

Thanks for the interesting links (but using bugzilla for real
discussions is a bit odd ;-)
                             Bye, Frank
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2005 07:45:56 UTC

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