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Re: UTF-8 "assumed" even though explicitly stated

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:40:40 +0900
To: James Haigh <james.r.haigh@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130225144039.GW878@sideshowbarker>
James Haigh <james.r.haigh@gmail.com>, 2013-02-21 08:05 +0000:

> When using direct input mode, I get a warning that UTF-8 is assumed,
> despite explicitly stating '<meta charset="UTF-8"/>' in the head of
> the document. The warning even appears when 'utf-8 (Unicode,
> worldwide)' is selected in the encoding field.

If the document you're checking is an HTML5 document, I suggest using
http://validator.w3.org/nu/ directly instead.

> Also, if only UTF-8 is supported for direct input, please consider
> locking the encoding field on http://validator.w3.org/check (results
> page) to 'utf-8 (Unicode, worldwide)' when direct input was used.

That's exactly what we do in the http://validator.w3.org/nu/ UI.


Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike
Received on Monday, 25 February 2013 14:40:55 UTC

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