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Re: Validator charset

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:41:36 +0200
Cc: "Frank Ellermann" <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <B087B1A2-C694-4FD8-A487-542A02AE63E7@iki.fi>
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>

On Mar 12, 2008, at 06:54, Olivier Thereaux wrote:

> On Mar 11, 2008, at 20:33 , Frank Ellermann wrote:
>>
>> My example was <http://xyzzy.webhop.info/home/ltru/4645bisU.xml>
>> sending text/xml without charset resulting in US-ASCII and a
>> fatal validation error for the UTF-8 XML.
[...]
> That code may be a mistake… I don't recall being around when it was  
> added, so it may be coming from a zealous interpretation of RFC 3023…


It's the RFC 3023-compliant interpretation--the only interpretation  
that qualifies for the t-shirt[1].

If that code is a mistake in a validator (practically, it would be in  
a browser), RFC 3023 needs to be repealed.

[1] http://www.cafepress.com/feedparser
-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 13 March 2008 09:42:31 GMT

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