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Re: Encoding designation in non-HTML sites

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 12:34:08 +0900
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To: addison@globalsight.com, "Suzanne Topping" <stopping@rochester.rr.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
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Regards,   Martin.

At 00/04/11 12:36 -0400, addison@globalsight.com wrote:

>Hi Suzanne,
>
>The script encoding is in the same place in a page that contains 
>Javascript as in a "normal" HTML page.
>
>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). 
>You can put a META tag in your file still, but this produces less reliable 
>results in pages that are Javascript or Java heavy.
>
>XML files are, by default, Unicode encoded (UTF-8, I believe), unless 
>tagged otherwise. An http header may still be used to indicate the 
>character encoding of the file, but the XML parser itself is looking for:
>
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="Big5"?>
>
>thanks,
>
>Addison
>
>Addison P. Phillips
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>Subject: Encoding designation in non-HTML sites
>
>
>Hello,
>
>Can someone tell me where the encoding method is indicated in Java
>script-based web sites? I was just looking through the source of a few
>sites, and couldn't find any char-set designations.
>
>How about XML sites?
>
>Thanks!
>
>
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Received on Wednesday, 12 April 2000 00:06:39 GMT

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