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Serious bug on www.microsoft.com

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:15:04 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0000830362@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode Discussion <unicode@unicode.org>
If anyone from Microsoft is listening, please note that ...

My colleague, Charles Wicksteed, has spotted a serious problem at 
<www.microsoft.com>.  Many pages, including the page <www.microsoft.com>, 
contain an illegal charset name.  Note that I am not referring to page 
<www.microsoft.com/ie40.asp>, which contains a legal charset name.

The illegal name is "ISO8859-1".  The IANA charset register does not 
contain such an alias for "ISO-8859-1" and many browsers do not recognise 
the string "ISO8859-1".

I am glad to see that Front Pad inserts the correct charset name.

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