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From: Paul Deuter <Paul.Deuter@plumtree.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:47:08 -0800
Message-ID: <C7F00D7948B8E4468BB330152C6BA4E003191A1B@cstaex03.USIPLUMTREE.AD>
To: <www-international@w3.org>

I have an HTML file which has no character set identification whatsoever
which contains both a hex 0x80 byte as well as the following NCR &#x0080;

Both are displayed in IE as the Euro symbol.  Why is this?

Since the default encoding for HTML is 8859-1 and not Windows-1252, the
0x80 should not be seen as a Euro symbol.

And the NCR for the Euro symbol is &#x20AC; not &#x0080;

Is this simply extra-legal behavior in IE?

Paul Deuter

Here is the HTML:

Hello World EUR <br>
Hello World &#x0080;

Received on Tuesday, 12 November 2002 00:45:57 UTC

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