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Problems with the validator's output

From: Stephan Grossklass <JGrossklass@t-online.de>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 06:46:54 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <14ZWyA-0NUr6uC@fwd02.sul.t-online.com>

While checking a file today with the file upload feature, I noticed that
the validator used the UTF-8 encoding for its output - this is obvious
to me because my browser (Netscape Communicator 4.08 for Windows 3.1x)
does extremely weird things when encoutering UTF-8 (wrong font sizes,
word spacing too large or too small - even negative :(, ...). Since
Opera 3.62 (which only knows ISO-8859-1) had no problems, I assume that
the HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET header is used, which reads iso-8859-1,*,utf-8
with Netscape. Wouldn't good old ISO-8859-1 be sufficient in this case?
Another problem: http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-html40 cannot be
displayed - I assume it's a PNG image, although Netscape doesn't say
that it understands PNGs, since the HTTP_ACCEPT headers reads image/gif,
image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */* - no mention of image/png
(I know */* is not a particularly good idea, but normally the first
format for which there's an image should be used - or am I wrong here?).

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