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Re: ISO-8859-3 (was: Error Message Feedback)

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:56:17 +0200 (EET)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0602101552430.19038@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006, Andreas Prilop wrote:

>> A fatal error occurred when attempting to transcode the character
>> encoding of the document. Either we do not support this character
>> encoding ("iso-8859-3") yet, or you have specified a non-existent
>> character encoding (often a misspelling).
>
> Strange! The same happens for
> http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/south-european.html3

Besides, it does not help to select iso-8859-3 from the encoding menu or 
to make the server send HTTP headers with alias names for iso-8859-3 such 
as iso_8859-3 and latin3. (I thought they might have just mistyped the 
encoding name or used an alias.)

I guess the validator just doesn't work as advertized in this respect.
I'd suggest the quick fix of removing iso-8859-3 from the list of 
supported encodings in the documentation and in the encoding menu.
Whether iso-8859-3 is really _needed_ is debatable. It might be better not 
to support it, thereby encourageing authors to move to other encodings.

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Friday, 10 February 2006 13:56:26 GMT

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