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Bug 814 - Misleading error message with invalid HTTP charset parameter
Summary: Misleading error message with invalid HTTP charset parameter
Alias: None
Product: CSSValidator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: CSS Validator
Hardware: Other other
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-27 21:33 UTC by Zaykovskiy Andrey
Modified: 2009-02-26 10:37 UTC (History)
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Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2004-06-28 01:39:53 UTC
Apart from the "Please, validate your XML document first!" message being
somewhat misleading, I see no bug here. has a bug though,
the response contains a Content-Type HTTP header with an invalid charset value
(note the "." before "win"):

  $ HEAD | grep Content-Type
  Content-Type: text/html;

Your CSS example does not have the same problem:

  $ HEAD | grep Content-Type
  Content-Type: text/css

Leaving open for comments about improving the error message.
Comment 2 Thomas Kj 2007-12-13 12:32:59 UTC
I have a similar issue, when using IIS and Classic ASP, where Charset is returned in caps. Is this "attribute" supposed to be case-sensitive?

Comment 3 Yves Lafon 2009-02-17 16:22:02 UTC
For CSS files, it now says ".UnsupportedEncodingException: .win1251"
The message may be prettier, but at least the explanation of the issue is there.