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Re: Encoding designation in non-HTML sites

From: Suzanne Topping <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:14:38 -0400
Message-ID: <017901bfa3d9$6b7195e0$ab261818@rochester.rr.com>
To: <www-international@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: <addison@globalsight.com>

>In the end, a "Javascript page" is still in HTML and can have a META tag
just like normal >HTML. Most such pages, however, either indicate the
encoding in the http header (which >is a much better place for it) or don't
bother to indicate the encoding at all (which is bad, >but not a surprise).

This must have been the handling for the (multiple) sites that I looked
at... surprizing.

>XML files are, by default, Unicode encoded (UTF-8, I believe), unless
tagged otherwise.

That's right, I knew this... sheesh, the brain is starting to go.

As a point of interest, what I was looking for was an UTF-8 encoded site,
and I couldn't find one! I came across an interesting assortment of stuff
(such as the Java sites with no encoding specification), but no Unicode

Oh well... proof that it remains more the future than the present.
Received on Tuesday, 11 April 2000 13:20:48 UTC

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