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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Andreas Prilop <prilop2008@trashmail.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 18:37:30 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0804251830590.24602@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Fri, 25 Apr 2008, Frank Ellermann wrote:

> We are talking about the disastrous
> side effects of RFC 2616 for documents with a "default"
> Latin-1 in a world where in essence nobody uses Latin-1.

There is *no* disastrous side effect with the validator.
The validator reports "non SGML character number ..."
and this is a fine and useful error report.
It even has a longish explanation:
 "You have used an illegal character in your text ..."

But with a default of UTF-8, there is a disastrous effect.
The validator sits there and does nothing:
  "Sorry! This document can not be checked."

/* That should read "cannot". */
Received on Friday, 25 April 2008 16:38:09 UTC

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