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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?

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
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 UTC

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