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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:
http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/meta-http-equiv.1
http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/meta-http-equiv.2

RFC 2616 requires that you specify the encoding (charset parameter)
in the HTTP header. Read
http://www.w3.org/International/O-HTTP-charset
who to do this with various server software.

You need to do this for CSS files, anyway.
http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/bom.css
Received on Tuesday, 7 August 2007 12:53:05 GMT

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