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It isn't is it?.. oh! It is! .. but it isn't ... but it really is !... crap ... W3C computer says no .....

From: Sean <sean@mediamice.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 01:50:30 +0100
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <004f01c9f141$1c794e50$556beaf0$@net>


Sorry for the confusing header but that is the same confusion I have with
your validator.

My code is not correctly validated (it validates) because my feed appears to
be in utf-8 but  my server is reporting utf-8.

Your Help

 // start// "  Explanation

The XML appears to be using one encoding, but the HTTP headers from the web
server indicate a different charset. Internet standards require that the web
server's version takes preference, but many aggregators ignore this. Note
that, if you are serving content as 'text/*', then the default charset is
US-ASCII, which is probably not what you want. (See RFC 3023
<http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc3023.html>  for technical details.)

RSS feeds should be served as application/rss+xml (RSS 1.0 is an RDF format,
so it may be served as application/rdf+xml instead). Atom feeds should use
application/atom+xml. Alternatively, for compatibility with widely-deployed
web browsers, any of these feeds can use one of the more general XML types -
preferably application/xml.

Another possible cause is the use of single quotes to delimit the charset
parameter in the http header, whereas the http definition of Basic Rules
<http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec2.html#sec2.2>  only permits
the use of double quotes. The result is somewhat confusing messages such as:

Your feed appears to be encoded as "utf-8", but your server is reporting


//me again//:-

I am faced with a situation akin to - is it my face in the mirror or is it a
reflection I see!

I need further clarity on this reflective issue. I am doing, my server say's
I'm doing, but you don't believe me, you believe the server , but we are
both saying the same thing. 

Your now going to tell me that everything is ok and that I should breathe,
don't, I know the onset of insanity is a hair breadth away and, wouldn't you
know the hair has gone grey.

Sanity is a faded dog-eared photograph I look at now and again, but for the
W3C computer to say NO! when I and my host server say YES, it is pushing
insanity a bit far. 

One of us is wrong, but my server agrees with me and not IE therefore it is
felt that corruption is on your side.

Utf-8 is not perfect but nor should it be dismissed. 

Many kind regards,



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