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RE: Setting charset in IIS headers

From: Dave Ringoen <dringoen@alventive.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 11:54:49 -0500
Message-ID: <3B9A45E61E2D21498B2C368111DE63650173E3DB@atlmail.alventive.com>
To: "L. Turetsky" <lenny@aya.yale.edu>, Dave Ringoen <dringoen@alventive.com>
Cc: "'www-international@w3.org'" <www-international@w3.org>
We've got so many pages we were hoping for a a way to do it where we
wouldn't have to edit each asp. What you are saying is true--there is such a
mechanism. One such is the following:
 <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=XXXXX">
included in the HTML on each page.

-----Original Message-----
From: L. Turetsky [mailto:lenny@aya.yale.edu]
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 12:00 PM
To: Dave Ringoen
Cc: 'www-international@w3.org'
Subject: Re: Setting charset in IIS headers

Hi Dave,

If the only problem is setting the charset header on ASP pages, why not
simply include a line of code at the top of each page:
    SetContentType("text/html; charset=XXXXX");

I'm not sure if that's the exact syntax, but I'm almost certain that there's
an equivalent to it.
IIS *should* provide a better way along the lines of what you tried, but
this isn't the place for yet-another-MSFT-rant...

I hope this helps. At the moment I don't have access to an IIS server to
test it on.

available and experienced i18n engineer
http://resumes.dice.com/lturetsky <http://resumes.dice.com/lturetsky> 

At 10:51 AM 3/21/02 -0500, Dave Ringoen wrote:

Referencing this web page:
It describes a procedure for setting a charset for localized pages:
For IIS 4 and 5, in Internet Services Manager, right-click "Default Web
Site" (or the site you want to configure) and go to "Properties" => "HTTP
Headers" => "File Types..." => "New Type...". Put in the extension you want
to map, separately for each extension; IIS users will probably want to map
.htm, .html, .asp,... Then, for Content type, add
"text/html;charset=iso-8859-1" (without the quotes; substitute your desired
charset for iso-8859-1; do not leave any spaces anywhere because IIS ignores
all text after spaces). 
I am unable to make this work. For an asp, the web server always returns
"Content-Type: text/html", even when I define it to be something else. I
created a new extension .xyz, and managed to have it set that correctly, but
no matter what I do for "asp" it ends up as "text/html". Just curious if any
of you can help me make this work.
Thank you,
Dave Ringoen
Alventive, Inc.
Received on Monday, 25 March 2002 11:55:29 UTC

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