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RE: Nu Validator--garbled quotes?

From: O'Guin, Jules D. <JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 03:20:19 +0000
To: Kean Erickson <kerickson@omniupdate.com>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BYAPR01MB5208D25A255DC8FD2EBAD351CCFD0@BYAPR01MB5208.prod.exchangelabs.com>
I can't help you, but I am genuinely curious what oxford quotes are. I have never heard the term. Perhaps it is a regional term?

Do you mean smart quotes, such as those converted from standard quotes to curly ones in MS Word? If so, I share your loathing of the damned things and agree with you that quotes shouldn't be converted to smart quotes by the validator.


Regards,

Jules D. O’Guin


From: Kean Erickson <kerickson@omniupdate.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:27 PM - 20:27 PM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: Nu Validator--garbled quotes?

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...and just after sending this I realize the problem, I forgot to specify UTF-8 in my decoding of the string. But now I have a different question:

Why are oxford quotes (i.e. winword characters) used for the W3C validator's response contents? Is this deliberate? They are very non-portable (and the bane of many developers), I am wondering if I could file an issue to have them taken out.

Kean Erickson
Software Developer
OmniUpdate
805.484.9400, ext. 261
omniupdate.com<http://www.omniupdate.com>
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From: Kean Erickson
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:21 PM
To: www-validator@w3.org<mailto:www-validator@w3.org>
Subject: Nu Validator--garbled quotes?

Hi there,

I have a question about the Nu Validator's JSON output. I am using the newest version's docker image like so:

docker run -it --rm -p 8888:8888 validator/validator:latest

..and am sending a POST to the http checker with ..?out=json using content-type "text/html;charset=utf-8" and accepting "application/json;charset=utf-8"

It works properly but the content I am getting (see attached) back seems garbled, the quotes are encoded weirdly. The results themselves don't matter, I am wondering about all of the "“a�" entries appearing in place of quotes and other entities. Please let me know if I'm doing something wrong with the content-type? I tried setting content-type to application/json but the response demanded an XML-based content-type even though I am requesting JSON.

Thank you for your time,
Kean Erickson
Software Developer
OmniUpdate
805.484.9400, ext. 261
omniupdate.com<http://www.omniupdate.com>
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