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Re: Error Message Feedback

From: Chuck Houpt <chuck@habilis.net>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 22:22:25 -0400
Message-Id: <a06200712c05a2636f887@[]>
To: "Barrie Potter" <crisp@tyrbin.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org

>I have submitted my project's proposed new wab pages for validation, and
>they all passed.
>However, on some pages ampersand (&) and GBPound signs () do not display
>properly, but on others they do. I would be grateful for any advice on this.

I think the problem is a mismatch between the 
declare and actual character sets in your pages. 
For example, the About page 
is declared to be iso-8859-1:

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" />

But the actual text contains UTF-8 encoding of 
the GBPound sign (shown in <hex>):

The funding includes a follow-on grant from the 
Big Lottery Fund (formerly the Community Fund) 
for <C2><A3>176,000, <C2><A3>110,000 from the 
European Social Fund...

I think if you changed the charset declaration to 
utf-8, you'll find the page will render correctly.

There seems to be a slightly different problem on 
the home page, which the Validator flags as an 
HTTP-header vs HTML-header encoding mismatch:


- Chuck
Received on Thursday, 6 April 2006 02:22:35 UTC

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