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Re: Nu Html Checker

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:11:07 +0100
To: "Roy Lewis" <sales@promotional-items-inc.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <D4E98874-5BDA-46D3-B27C-C55417FD2E11@dorward.me.uk>
On 24 Apr 2018, at 14:09, Roy Lewis wrote:

> There is a bug with the html Validator.

No, there isn't (at least, what you are reporting isn't one).

Your server says it is using iso-8859-1.

Validator.nu warns you that it is ignoring that and treating it as 
windows-1252 (which is a superset of iso-8859-1 often mislabelled as 
iso-8859-1 so treating iso-8859-1 as windows-1252 does no harm).

Next, Validator.nu tells you that you are not using UTF-8. (And it 
doesn't matter if you are using iso-8859-1 or windows-1252 because 
neither of them is UTF-8).

The [specification][1] says:

> Authors should use UTF-8. Conformance checkers may advise authors 
> against using legacy encodings.

[1]: 
https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/document-metadata.html#specifying-the-documents-character-encoding
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