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March 11, 2019

Postdoc at Macquarie

Posted by Tom Leinster

Posted on behalf of my friends in Sydney

The Centre of Australian Category Theory at Macquarie University is advertising a 2-year postdoc in relation to a project entitled “Working synthetically in higher categorical structures”. It would be particularly suitable for people who work in higher categories, 2-categories, or homotopy type theory.

Further information is available here, or feel free to get in touch with Richard Garner ( or Steve Lack (

Posted at March 11, 2019 2:12 AM UTC

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Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

about half of the times your page shows this error
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Line Number 225, Column 30:
<li>Postdoc available: \uffffWorking synthetically in higher categorical structures\ufffd.</li>
Posted by: Heisen Bug on April 2, 2019 6:57 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

Sorry to hear that. What operating system, browser and browser version are you using?

Posted by: Tom Leinster on April 2, 2019 11:05 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

My Firefox sometimes thinks the charset is UTF-8 while the content is declared as latin1.

Posted by: Heisen Bug on April 4, 2019 8:21 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

I passed this on to Jacques Distler, who runs this site. He says this problem shouldn’t be happening; the charset is being declared directly.

Do you know what Accept header your browser sends for this page?

Posted by: Tom Leinster on April 5, 2019 3:32 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

According to about:config the Accept header is


Your server responds with a Content-Type of “application/xhtml+xml”.

When I remove “application/xhtml+xml,” your server delivers the page with Content-Type “text/html; charset=iso-8859-1”. This charset declaration is always correctly detected.

Posted by: Heisen Bug on April 5, 2019 5:44 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Postdoc at Macquarie

When served as application/xhtml+xml, the charset should be read from the XML declaration,

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='iso-8859-1'?>

which is the first line of the response body.

I have never seen anyone complain that Firefox fails to process that declaration.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on April 5, 2019 9:26 PM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

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