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Re: utf-8 validation help

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:49:50 +0900
Message-Id: <5BEB34F6-09F4-49A6-8490-76E715A2E381@w3.org>
Cc: WWW-Validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Jukka K.Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>

Hi Jukka, all.

On Aug 31, 2006, at 01:32 , Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> There's a problem with the validator, really. It gets a document  
> without a charset parameter in a Content-Type header and without a  
> <meta> Ersatz for that. It then interprets, with no explicit note  
> about having done that, the document as being UTF-8 encoded, then  
> issues error messages based on this (mis)interpretation. The  
> validator can _know_, and actually knows, that the encoding cannot  
> be UTF-8, since the data is malformed if interpreted that way. So  
> why does it issue detailed complaints?

I agree, just entered a bug to track and fix this:

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