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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Andreas Prilop <prilop2008@trashmail.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:11:12 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0804241802520.15393@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, David Dorward wrote:

> If it assumes ISO-8859-1 and the document is UTF-8,
> how is that any improvement?

<sigh>
 
I have almost no hope that you guys will ever understand.
 
Is this so difficult to grasp?
 

The validator does check if a document can be interpreted
as UTF-8. If this is case, then OK.
 
This problem is with documents that *cannot* be interpreted
as UTF-8.
 
 
- First it assumes "charset=utf-8".
- Then it immediately states that this is impossible.

Where is the logic in this behaviour?
 
 
Go (again?) to
 http://www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/test.htm
Make the two checks and ask yourself which error report
is more helpful (and more logical).
Received on Thursday, 24 April 2008 16:12:03 GMT

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