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

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 19:52:10 +0900
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <19980827195210U.mimasa@w3.org>
Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au> wrote:

> Interesting one for the guidelines. If the character set is clearly 
> specified (I think the best way to do this is to use HTTP-EQUIV)

No, the best way is to use HTTP "charset" parameter in "Content-Type"
field.  See "5.2.2 Specifying the character encoding" in HTML 4.0
Specification [1] for more detail.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/charset.html#h-5.2.2

> then it <EM>should</EM> be fine to use the characters directly.

Agreed.

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Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Thursday, 27 August 1998 06:52:16 GMT

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