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Re: Validator broken

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:13:52 -0700
Message-id: <4A5CF510.2080504@mac.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Michael Adams wrote:
> 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. 
> 

Just for reference - &#8217; is what I use for possessive '.

http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/quotes-in-html.html

is a very useful page for aesthetically preferred single and double 
quotes in utf8.
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