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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 16:08:41 +1000 (EST)
To: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.980831160501.13165A-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
What I had in mind is something like the following:
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-7">
(which is a cyrillic character set)
Is this what you meant?

Charles McCN

On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Masayasu Ishikawa wrote:

> 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.
> 
> -- 
> Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
> W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
> 
> 
Received on Monday, 31 August 1998 02:32:14 GMT

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