W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-ig@w3.org > July to September 1998

RE: ISO-8859-1 and meta-tags, etc

From: David Norris <kg9ae@geocities.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 05:07:48 -0500
To: <k.walmsley@swipnet.se>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701bdd1a2$8ae4cec0$1a4378cc@illusionary.dyn.ml.org>
Here are a few references you might want to view:

Many RFC's in HTML format:
http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc-front.html

RFC 1766:
http://andrew2.andrew.cmu.edu/rfc/rfc1766.html

Section 8.1.1 Language Codes used with lang attribute:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/dirlang.html#langcodes

Section 6.8 Language Codes in HTML 4.0:
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.8

,David Norris

World Wide Web - http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1652/
Illusionary Web - http://illusionary.dyn.ml.org/ <-- 02:00 - 10:00 GMT
Video/Audio Phone - callto:illusionary.dyn.ml.org
Page via mail - 412039@pager.mirabilis.com
ICQ Universal Internet Number - 412039
E-Mail - kg9ae@geocities.com

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Kristopher Walmsley
Sent: Thursday, 27 August, 1998 03:50
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: ISO-8859-1 and meta-tags, etc


The Institute on Independent Living has certain sections of the site
translated to Swedish.

My question:  In writing meta-tags; table summaries; image ALT
descriptions, etc. do I need to use the ISO-8859 entity for the Swedish
characters (i.e. &auml;) or can I just write the character as it appears
( - "a" with an umlaut)?

Also, where can I get a complete list of LANG attribute codes - without
having to pay for a list from ISO?

Thanks

Kris Walmsley
Institute on Independent Living
http://www.independentliving.org
Received on Thursday, 27 August 1998 06:08:00 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:13:40 GMT