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Re: iso_8859-1

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 00:34:38 +0200
To: Anton Gombkötö <gombkoetoe@ASSOFT.COM>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <tjf3du42cc4ojglijec1o3fg644nevjbqa@4ax.com>
* Anton Gombkötö wrote:
>I'm using an IBM iSeries and this extravagant machine decided to use 
>ISO_8859-1 instead of ISO-8859-1 for CGI. This is quite unusual, but valid.

Indeed.

>I have no problems with this except one:
>
>http://validator.w3.org doesn't recognize ISO_8859-1, so i think i cannot 
>place the "valid HTML" icon on my pages without asking for trouble...
>
><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
>does not help, then the validator says "Character Encoding mismatch" and 
>decides to use ISO_8859-1.

This is no mismatch. I suggest using I18N::Charset to harmonize
character encoding names and to recognize all charsets mentioned
in the IANA registry.
Received on Thursday, 2 May 2002 18:35:00 GMT

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