[thelist] W3C Validation "detects" UTF-8

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Tue Dec 27 10:35:54 CST 2005

Sam Carter scribeva in 2005-12-27 16:16:
> Has there been a recent change to the W3C validator?  It is "detecting" 
> UTF-8 on one of my webs which is not UTF-8 at all.

Maybe you are not declaring what character encoding you are using, and 
the validator (and user agents too for that matter) must guess what 
character coding to use. UTF-8 is often a good guess - especially as it 
includes ISO-8859-1, which includes 7-bit ASCII.


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