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UTF-8 warning?

From: Blomeyer, Elaine <elaine.blomeyer@lausd.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:25:09 -0700
Message-ID: <A7A3C56602C2FA41A3A612ACC78B862C14835D@MAILBE-LA13.lausd.net>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

First, thank you so much for this service.  I am teaching high school students the basics of HTML and CSS.  They are required to validate all projects before turning them in.  They are getting really good at figuring out what their errors are.

However, the recent updates are causing me some problems.  We can only validate by direct input and we are now getting warnings where we didn't before.  The new warnings are:

No Character encoding declared at document level

Using Direct Input mode: UTF-8 character encoding assumed

I can make the first one go away by having them add a <meta> tag and setting the charset to UTF-8, but unfortunately, we still get the second warning.  It seems to me that there should only be a warning if the charset specified on direct input is not UTF-8.  Why is it a warning if the character encoding specified is the same as the default?

Thank you!
Elaine Blomeyer
Business & Technology Academy
South Gate High School
3351 Firestone Blvd
South Gate, CA 90280
323-568-5600 ext 6014
Received on Tuesday, 14 April 2009 08:00:40 UTC

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