Re: Unihan data for U+2B5B8 error

From: Jukka K. Korpela <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:06:49 +0300

19.10.2011 11:35, Andrew West wrote:

> On 19 October 2011 02:38, shi zhao <> wrote:
>> Unihan data for U+2B5B8 error?
>> see
> Anything in particular we are meant to be looking at?

I don’t know what issue Shi Zhao is referring to, but there is
definitively an error on the page. Under the heading “Glyphs,” the small
table contains, under the header cell “The Unicode Standard”, a cell
that appears to be empty. A look at the source code tells that the markup is

<td align=center><img align=middle src=

The URL there does not work. More exactly, the server responds with data
declared as a GIF image but actually containing text that is apparently
an error message of a kind, preceded by text that would be an HTTP
header for plain text if the context were HTTP headers and not image data:

% telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /cgi-bin/refglyph?24-2B5B8 HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:55:40 GMT
Server: Apache
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: image/gif

Content-type: text/plain

Invalid data: aborted.


Connection to closed by foreign host.

The <img> element lacks the required alt attribute, so the behavior
depends on the browser—some browsers show nothing, whereas e.g. IE 9
displays a generic icon of a broken image.

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