browsers and viewing page source, same?

From: Mark Bishop (
Date: Fri Jul 18 1997 - 03:40:01 EDT


 While doing some research on Meta tags (description and keywords),
in using my browser which has the correct language font and charset
and displays correctly, when viewing the page "source" the text
doesn't look the same.

 Why doesn't the source look the same? Is it not using the browser's
charset or what exactly? For example, in viewing a page in Spanish it
display correctly, but after viewing the source of that page and
looking at the Meta tags, the text is garbled with lots of
semi-colons and "&" characters.

 I appreciate your explanation.

 Mark Bishop

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