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request: add encoding-specification to html pages

From: Per Bothner <per@bothner.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 11:32:35 -0700
Message-ID: <43456DC3.8050708@bothner.com>
To: www-ql@w3.org

I (and I'm sure many others) download the various XQuery specifications
to my laptop for efficient and off-line reference.
For some reason my brower assumes the html file (accessed using a file:
URL) is ISO-8859-1, which screws up the document - including the names
of some of the editors!  (I would have thought that UTF-8 would be the
default, since that is the general OS default on Fedora.)

Adding this line:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
to the html files solves the problem.  It seems like a harmless change
that would make the .html files more robust.  I assume it's just a
matter of modifying a script somewhere.  Could this be done?
	--Per Bothner
per@bothner.com   http://per.bothner.com/
Received on Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:32:43 UTC

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