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Character set question

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen@spiderwebwoman.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 10:15:10 -0500
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To: www-validator@w3.org
Could someone explain, in layperson's terms, if using <meta 
http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> is 
preferred over <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; 
If so, why?
I have tried reading some of the reference material at the W3C, Microsoft 
and AllHTML, but it's beyond my comprehension.
Thank you,

~ Kathleen Anderson
Spider Web Woman Designs
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2001 12:01:19 UTC

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