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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:44:45 +0100
Message-Id: <C415B541-8FFF-4236-B0FD-BDE58EB0616D@dorward.me.uk>
To: www-validator@w3.org

On 25 Apr 2008, at 14:56, Andreas Prilop wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, David Dorward wrote:
>> The validator outputs both parts of the original source
> Sir, no, Sir!
> Sir, you failed to understand the whole thread, Sir!

This is the point where I switched off the first time I read this email.

> There is **NO** output of the original at
> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=www.unics.uni-hannover.de/nhtcapri/test.htm
> The validator just says: "This document can not be checked."
> And that's the point of my complaint.
> Validating as "ISO-8595-1" gives the fine and helpful error report
> "non SGML character number 128".

I've just gone back through the thread to see if I've missed  
something, and as far as I can tell, this is the first time anyone has  
explained that your complaint is about the validator handing  
characters which don't appear in the selected character encoding  
differently between ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8. (Rather then assuming people  
would spot that particular difference between the error reports).

So, while switching to ISO-8859-1 would be a quick hack to solve that  
issue, wouldn't it be better to cause that behaviour to occur in all  

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 25 April 2008 15:45:26 UTC

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