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Re: Fallback to UTF-8

From: Andreas Prilop <prilop2008@trashmail.net>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 17:16:26 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
cc: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.63.0805051702090.20632@s5b004.rrzn.uni-hannover.de>

On Mon, 5 May 2008, olivier Thereaux wrote:

> http://qa-dev.w3.org/wmvs/HEAD/

I use
for testing.

I agree with Jukka that the wording "Tentatively passed" is not
a good idea.

Code positions not defined in ISO-8859-1 or Windows-1252
(such as 0x90 = 144) should be listed as errors - as it is done
in version 0.8.2. In the qa-dev version, they are not listed
as errors.

>> The W3C validator just reports "non SGML character number ...",
>> which is still better than to sit there and to do nothing.
> For most people, however, "non SGML character number" is gibberish,

True - but this is only the heading. There is a rather longish explanation
consisting of three (!) paragraphs with reference to Alan Flavell's
pages, etc. I think this explanation (in the current version 0.8.2)
is okay.
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