W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > October to December 1997

Serious bug on www.microsoft.com

From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 19:15:04 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <B0000830362@ritig6.rit.reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>, Unicode Discussion <unicode@unicode.org>
If anyone from Microsoft is listening, please note that ...

My colleague, Charles Wicksteed, has spotted a serious problem at 
<www.microsoft.com>.  Many pages, including the page <www.microsoft.com>, 
contain an illegal charset name.  Note that I am not referring to page 
<www.microsoft.com/ie40.asp>, which contains a legal charset name.

The illegal name is "ISO8859-1".  The IANA charset register does not 
contain such an alias for "ISO-8859-1" and many browsers do not recognise 
the string "ISO8859-1".

I am glad to see that Front Pad inserts the correct charset name.

  Misha Wolf            Email: misha.wolf@reuters.com     85 Fleet Street
  Standards Manager     Voice: +44 171 542 6722           London EC4P 4AJ
  Reuters Limited       Fax  : +44 171 542 8314           UK
12th International Unicode Conference, 8-9 Apr 1998, Tokyo, www.unicode.org
   7th World Wide Web Conference, 14-18 Apr 1998, Brisbane, www7.conf.au

Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual  sender,
except  where  the  sender  specifically  states them to be the views of
Reuters Ltd.
Received on Thursday, 20 November 1997 14:29:02 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:40:41 UTC