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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>
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Here are a few references you might want to view:

Many RFC's in HTML format:

RFC 1766:

Section 8.1.1 Language Codes used with lang attribute:

Section 6.8 Language Codes in HTML 4.0:

,David Norris

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-----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?


Kris Walmsley
Institute on Independent Living
Received on Thursday, 27 August 1998 06:08:00 UTC

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