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Re: Validator broken

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:11:27 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20090715091127.0a94d766.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
On Tue, 14 Jul 2009 11:33:20 -0500
Came this utterance formulated by Julie Lewis to my mailbox:

> I keep getting spurious errors.
> 
> 1.  
> 2. 
> 3.  Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 193
> it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in
> other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified
> Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the
> character encoding indication.
> 4.  
> 5. 
> 6. The error was:  utf8 "\x92" does not map to Unicode
> 7.  
> 
> There are no unencoded special characters in line 193 or anywhere
> else.

Line 188 now, third paragraph re Veterans' Health Care. It contains
an acronym; quote:
<acronym title="El Paso Veterans' Affairs Health Care
System">VAHCS</acronym>

The apostraphe after "Veterans" in the title of this acronym is probably
a Microsoft smart quote encoded under Windows 1252 or ISO 8859. It
doesn't fit in unicode.

In the rest of the document quotes have been converted to HTML entities.
This is unnecesary under unicode as characters do exist for these. 

-- 
Michael

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall
be well

 - Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
Received on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:07:31 GMT

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