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Re: The error was: utf8 "\xBA" does not map to Unicode

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 11:28:53 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <fd804f$vum$1@sea.gmane.org>

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> The degree sign is U+00B0, representable in windows-1252 as octet B0
> and generally (in any encoding) in HTML as &#176; or, alternatively,
> as &deg;.

Thanks, I didn't check the code and missed the visual difference 
between &ordm; and &deg;.  

When there are, as you found, more windows-1252 characters, and the
Web server doesn't insist on any charset, then replacing utf-8 by
windows-1252 in the meta-element is clearly the best solution.

 Frank
Received on Monday, 24 September 2007 09:31:39 UTC

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