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Re: Using unicode or MBCS characters in forms

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 01:16:40 GMT
Message-Id: <199606210116.BAA02341@wiley.EBT.COM>
To: gra@zeppo.east.sun.com
Cc: JMHX.DSKPO33C@dskbgw1.itg.ti.com, erik@netscape.com, www-international@w3.org
>Ad hoc solutions may work for legacy data, but in the long run properly
>labeled documents and intelligent content negotiation are the best bet for
>transmitting and displaying information as the author intended.
>(Today, I installed GB fonts on my system for the first time and was pleased
>with the results I saw on the screen, but I was appauled by the need to set
>character encoding preferences in my browser's property sheets. )

Quite. It get's worse once you use frames in Netscape.

As I said, we've known how to make sure this all works for more than a
year and a half (certainly in cocrete form for more than a year),
isn't it about time it was fixed?

As for netscaoe's servers, natively, they do very little to help. 
Last time I looked, there was no *simple* way of allowing correct
content labelling.
Received on Thursday, 20 June 1996 21:19:17 UTC

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