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Re: Validator case-sensitive bug for CHARSET?

From: Andreas Prilop <Prilop2007@trashmail.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:52:37 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: Ernest Unrau <ejunrau@mts.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0708071445110.25407@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Ernest Unrau wrote:

> No HTML tags are case-sensitive, but it may indeed be that the CHARSET
> parameter must be case sensitive since I'm told that the META tags are
> mimicking HTML headers. Perhaps the servers that parse these headers are
> also case sensitive?

No server parses any <meta> tag.

<meta http-equiv> is always a fake!
Especially, you cannot set the Content-Type with such a meta fake:

RFC 2616 requires that you specify the encoding (charset parameter)
in the HTTP header. Read
who to do this with various server software.

You need to do this for CSS files, anyway.
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:53:05 UTC

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