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Re: XHTML vs. <meta>-only encoding declarations

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 21:47:21 +0200
To: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
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Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

>The MarkUp Validator gives no errors / warnings / whatever, it just
>tells the document is valid. The CSS Validator will treat the document
>as UTF-8 encoded XML document and throw an error for the bad UTF-8
>sequence. At least one of the validators should be changed to get
>consistent results. Which and how?

Given the Content-Type of text/html, I would say the CSS Validator is in error
here and should be amended to either pay attention to the <meta> value or use
the HTTP defaulting rules (depending on what your position on the HTTP vs.
HTML vs. MIME defaulting rules is).

Granted XML rules suggest UTF-8 or -16 for this case, but as it's served as
text/html -- e.g. Appendix C rules -- these do not, IMO, apply.

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