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Re: Behavior of <meta> elements linking in stylesheets

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 16:03:37 -0500
Message-ID: <40786129.4080904@mit.edu>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ernest Cline wrote:
> I would say that if the behavior for other <meta http-equiv="">
> is specified

It's not, really.  As Ian says, the HTML specification disagrees with 
every single HTML implementation on what it is <meta> tags do. 
According to the spec, UAs should ignore them altogether.

> I can't find anything to indicate one way or the other, but
> what would happen if one were to change
>  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
>      content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
> to:
>  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
>     content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-2">
> via the DOM?

I'm almost certain that nothing whatsoever would happen in current UAs.

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