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Re: Validation failing incorrectly on bad value for encoding name

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 00:13:02 +0900
To: Stephen Dowsland <s.dowsland@gmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130304151301.GB16125@sideshowbarker>
Stephen Dowsland <s.dowsland@gmail.com>, 2013-03-03 12:16 +0000:

> *Line 4, Column 67*: Bad value text/html; charset=utf-8 for attribute
> content on element meta: utf-8 is not a valid character encoding name.
> 
> the content in question :
> 
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">*

I can't reproduce this at http://validator.w3.org/ or at http://validator.w3.org/nu/

If you're not able to reproduce at those either, than it's hard to know
what might be causing it in your local install.

One way to troubleshoot this is, if you have the HTML5 backend installed
locally as well, you can go to http://localhost:8888/ in your browser, and
the HTML5 validator UI should show up there. So you could then re-try your
document there and see if you get the same error. If you don't get it there
by you do get it from the other local validator UI, then that'd mean the
cause would be in the perl code there, and not in the HTML5 validator itself.

  --Mike

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