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Re: Serious bug on www.microsoft.com

From: Sam Sun <ssun@CNRI.Reston.Va.US>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:35:25 -0500
To: "Misha Wolf" <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, "www international" <www-international@w3.org>, "Unicode Discussion" <unicode@unicode.org>
Message-ID: <01bcf693$166aba90$29019784@ssun.CNRI.Reston.Va.US>
There is a similar bug from Front Page 97, the Microsoft's web authering

When used to generate HTML documents using Simplified Chinese Character Set
encoding, it uses illegal charset name "gb_2312-80".

I believe the right charset name should be "gb-2312-80". Note that it's not
a underscore
character between "gb" and "2312", but a hyphen character.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


-----Original Message-----
From: Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>
To: www international <www-international@w3.org>; Unicode Discussion
Date: Thursday, November 20, 1997 2:42 PM
Subject: Serious bug on www.microsoft.com

>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.
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