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RE: Character set question

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 14:31:36 -0500 (EST)
To: <bertilow@chello.se>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103071428450.1146-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Bertilo Wennergren wrote:

> Actually coding anything outside of ASCII as "&#decimal_number;"
> and declaring the "charset" as "utf-8", preferrably in the
> http-header, is the safest bet of all. That can hardly fail
> at all.

But it will cause links containing "#" to fail in IE4 for Windows.  So
ISO-8859-1 is still preferred when you don't need characters outside

Liam Quinn
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2001 14:31:05 UTC

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