[thelist] W3C Validation "detects" UTF-8

Mark Baldwin mark.baldwin at attensa.com
Tue Dec 27 13:28:52 CST 2005

You might also check what the web server is reporting as the default  
character set.
It's possible that the server is stuffing charset info into the headers.


On Dec 27, 2005, at 8:35 AM, Kasimir K wrote:

> 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.
> .k
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