On 12/19/2011 6:44 PM, Rick Dwyer wrote:
> Hello all.
> When I set my page charset from iso-8859-1 to utf-8, when I run it through the
> W3C validator, the validator returns an error that it can't validate the page
> because of an illegal character not covered by UTF-8.
> "Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 199 it contained
> one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8(in other words, the bytes
> found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check
> both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.
> The error was: utf8 "\x99" does not map to Unicode"
> Line 199 is a line with my open PHP declaration:
> "<?php"
> Not sure why W3C is having a hard time with this.  Any ideas?
>  --Rick

You need to look at the output of your script, not the source for your script.

The validation only happens after PHP has executed & processed the php script
and sent the output to the browser.  It is the source in the browser that the
validation script sees.

Jim Lucas


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