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Re: Encoding interaction of HTTP response header and META tag

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2011 10:23:35 +0100
To: "Harley Rosnow" <Harley.Rosnow@microsoft.com>, "Wayne pollock" <wpollock@hccfl.edu>
Cc: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jukka.k.korpela@kolumbus.fi>, "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>, "Adrian Bateman" <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <op.vru5pi0264w2qv@anne-van-kesterens-macbook-pro.local>
On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 08:50:06 +0100, Wayne pollock <wpollock@hccfl.edu>  
wrote:
> But security is vital, so I agree it is not wise to change the order.  I  
> guess the best procedure is to convert all files on a server to a single  
> encoding.  (While I like UTF-8 too, I can see where that is biased  
> against non-Western languages and no single byte encoding will work well  
> for everyone.)

Using UTF-8 always is fine, even for non-Western languages:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2009Feb/0087.html

There are also some other reasons why you would want to use UTF-8:

http://annevankesteren.nl/2009/09/utf-8-reasons


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Anne van Kesteren
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