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Character data messed up in 0.8.0 beta 1

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:01:07 +0300 (EEST)
To: "www-validator@w3.org Community" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.64.0704191249490.28918@mustatilhi.cs.tut.fi>

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, olivier Thereaux wrote:

> It is with great pleasure and excitement that we am starting a Beta Test 
> period for the W3C Markup Validator:
> http://validator-test.w3.org/

I haven't found many differences yet (it's faster, but probably just 
because of smaller load), but this one is rather serious:

When testing a page in ISO-8859-1 encoding, the echo of a source line in 
an error message has the non-ASCII characters replaced by malformed data, 
displayed by IE 7 as small rectangles, by Firefox 2 as U+FFFD (a white
question mark in a black lozenge)

Test page: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/test/val.html

The reason is apparently that the beta version echoes the source line "as 
is", even though the source is ISO-8859-1 encoded and the validator's 
report page is UTF-8 encoded.

This doesn't happen in the production version validator.w3.org, which 
seems to convert the source to UTF-8 before echoing it.

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Thursday, 19 April 2007 10:01:25 UTC

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