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Re: Possible bad html passing validator -- RESOLVED

From: Paul Allen Newell <pnewell@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:22:05 -0800
Message-ID: <4D013A6D.309@cs.cmu.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org
CC: Michael Adams <mbadams@paradise.net.nz>, pnewell@cs.cmu.edu
On 12/9/2010 10:24 AM, Michael Adams wrote:
> On Wednesday 08 December 2010 18:45, Paul Allen Newell wrote:
>> Dear Sirs:
>>
>> I have a document that is giving faulty display on my Win XP SP3. I
>> found the W3C Markup validator and was able reduce to an error-free
>> snippet that shows the problem (did get a warning about "direct input",
>> but since I forced to UTF-8 I think its okay?).
> There is a way to check the validity of your UTF-8 (you may have a bad
> character). Use "iconv", a GNU tool.
>
> Unfortunately the w3c UTF-8 validator seems broken:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/01/yacker/uploads/utf8-validator
>
After Firefox Bugzilla confirmed that they could see a problem, I 
started debugging my machine and, since it seemed to be a phone number 
issue, I checked out my Skype and Firefox Skype extension. They were a 
major release out of date, so I upgrade from Skype 4.0.0.226 to 
5.0.0.152 and made sure the only extension was 5.0.0.6778 (instead of 
the old 2.x version I had).

Html started correctly displaying in Skype format and, when I turned off 
that display mode, the html displayed correctly.

I really appreciate everyone's help and suggestions and am grateful that 
it ended up turning out to be something relatively easy on my end.

Paul
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2010 20:22:36 GMT

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