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Re: [VE][46] Error Message Feedback

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 11:58:20 -0500 (EST)
To: Hauke Lueneburg <forum@lordf.de>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0412111154020.19223-100000@localhost.localdomain>

On Sat, 11 Dec 2004, Hauke Lueneburg wrote:

> I just wrote a CV for my homepage. Testpage: www.lordf.de/test/
> But when I open the page i got this three characters: 
> I don't know why.

Your page begins with those three characters.  Your text editor may hide 
them because in the UTF-8 character encoding, those three characters are a 
byte-order mark (http://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html).  However, your 
Web server specifies charset=ISO-8859-1 in the HTTP Content-Type header, 
so what is intended to be a UTF-8 byte-order mark is actually interpreted 
as the three ISO-8859-1 characters .

I recommend using a text editor that does not insert a UTF-8 byte-order 
mark (or can be configured not to do so).

Liam Quinn
Received on Saturday, 11 December 2004 16:58:10 UTC

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