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Re: Character set (charset) validation

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 12:53:06 +0000 (GMT)
To: Markus Kramer <kramer@molgen.mpg.de>
cc: www-validator@w3.org, gerald@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0003241252070.517-100000@petra.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Markus Kramer wrote:

> So I put a META-tag in my document to denote the character set:
> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=....">

I've never understood the point of that. You already have to know that
the page is text/html to be able to parse the meta tag - something of
a paradox.

L.

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