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Re: Character set question

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@chello.se>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 00:57:17 +0100
Message-ID: <017301c0a82b$98b78d00$536859d5@chello.se>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Liam Quinn:

> On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

> > Actually coding anything outside of ASCII as "&#decimal_number;"
> > and declaring the "charset" as "utf-8", preferrably in the
> > http-header, is the safest bet of all. That can hardly fail
> > at all.

> But it will cause links containing "#" to fail in IE4 for Windows.

Only for some early versions of IE4, fortunately.

> So ISO-8859-1 is still preferred when you don't need characters outside
> ISO-8859-1.

Indeed. Declaring iso-8859-1 but using only ASCII is a very safe
choice (if you don't need any characters above 255).

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                         Bertilo Wennergren
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