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Re: [VE][html5] Character Set ISO-8859-1 vs windows-1252

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 08:01:58 +0200
Message-ID: <514D4556.9030401@cs.tut.fi>
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
CC: Christopher Head <chead@chead.ca>
2013-03-23 3:42, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/infrastructure.html#encoding

That's "HTML 5.1 Nightly". If the W3C Markup Validator uses nightly 
builds of editor's drafts rather than W3C Candidate Recommendation as 
"the current spec", it is becoming more and more questionable to use it.

Declaring literally billions of pages invalid just because they declare 
ISO-8859-1 helps nobody and makes people ask what the validator is for. 
People use validators to find real problems they might have, not to get 
confused about error messages that reflect just someone's opinions du jour.

Received on Saturday, 23 March 2013 06:02:25 UTC

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