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Re: [VE][63] Wrong character in meta element ?

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 22:42:23 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <452962AF.1A3@xyzzy.claranet.de>

David Dorward wrote:

> complying with, or at least extracting any sense from Appendix C
> is hard.

That depends on the browser.  From my POV it's simple, not hard,
it boils down to "never use <br/>, use either <br> in HTML or
<br /> in XHTML.  And while you're at it stay away from &apos;".

For aesthetical reasons encouraged by my browser I picked your
recipe "no <?xml ... ?>".  But Christoph's C.1+C.9 recipe makes
more sense for syntactical reasons, an XML parser won't see any 
funny "meta charset windows-1252" and assume UTF-8.  No issue for
my ASCII pages, but I've to fix about three windows-1252 pages.

Received on Sunday, 8 October 2006 20:43:40 UTC

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