User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040601 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MOOX-TK) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040601 Firefox/0.8.0+ (MOOX-TK) ok, its a real minor "bug", but about:blank is not a Valid HTML File. it lacks something like this <meta content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" http-equiv="content-type"> (or UTF-8) Its nothing to be worried, but since we want people to use HTML Standards it should be fixed Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Assignee: firefox → general
Component: General → Browser-General
Product: Firefox → Browser
QA Contact: firefox.general → general
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Actually, putting about:blank in standards mode would break sites all over (think places that document.write into an empty frame). Furthermore, the <meta> tag is not at all required to be a valid HTML file. I'm not sure why you think it is. Marking invalid.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
validator.w3.org said it lacks a charset declaration and that i sould add it somehow
That just means that your server is not sending a proper charset param in the HTTP header. In that case, the validator can't tell the encoding of your markup without either you telling it explicitly or the markup having a meta tag. Since about:blank is never sent over HTTP and hence its encoding is never in question, this is a non-issue for about:blank.
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