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Re: Charset or Encoding problem with validator

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:26:25 +0100
Message-Id: <E2C53FB8-AD6F-4E37-BB03-FC90D5FDE1EA@g5n.co.uk>
To: angelos@exevior.com, www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
This seemed quite puzzling, but I think I've figured it out. Your  
site seems to be sending the page double gzip encoded. In other  
words, gzip compression is applied to keep bandwidth down (a Good  
Thing) but then it is applied again. When the validator retrieves the  
file it uncompresses one layer of encoding, but not the other so is  
trying to validate binary gzip data.

You appear to be using Apache and PHP. Both of these pieces of  
software offer gzip facilities, so perhaps you have switched both on  
and are double-compressing the file because of that.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Sunday, 12 April 2009 20:49:48 UTC

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