[html5] Validator is incorrectly detecting that the page encoding is utf-8 when it is actually iso-8859-1

Michael[tm] Smith mike at w3.org
Tue Mar 26 17:04:31 PDT 2013

Brett Ryan <brett.ryan at gmail.com>, 2013-03-27 10:01 +1100:

> I have managed to "borrow" a service URL here to demonstrate the problem.
> The only difference here is that the endpoint is ProxyPass(ed) via AJP,
> though it exhibits the same symptom.
> https://rest.johnsands.com.au/
> I can only have this up for approximately 24 hours.

Both the current W3C service and validator.nu seem to correctly recognize
that as being served as windows-1252, not iso-8859-1. They both generate
the same warning message as expected: "Warning: Legacy encoding
windows-1252 used. Documents should use UTF-8."


> On 27/03/2013, at 12:38 AM, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM, Brett Ryan <brett.ryan at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I continually get this validation error, though I have verified that the
> >> page is in fact encoded in windows-1252.
> > 
> > Do you have a URL for a test case that exhibits this problem?
> > 

Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

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