On Wed 12 Nov, Misha Wolf wrote:
> Kevin Bracey wrote:
> > Hmmm. I don't use IE or Netscape, personally, and when I did fiddle with
> > them I found their interface for encoding selection somewhat bizarre. My
> > source was the HTML 4.0 draft of 17-Sep-1997, which says:
> > 1. Explicit user action to override erroneous behaviour.
> > 2. An HTTP "charset" parameter.
> > 3. A META declaration.
> > 4. The "charset" attribute of A and LINK elements.
> > 5. User agent heuristics (eg autodetection) and user settings.
> > That's what I've implemented.
> Please see the latest HTML 4.0 Specification (dated 7-Nov-1997) which is a
> W3C Proposed Recommendation. This section has been substantially modified.
> The URL is <http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-html40>.
I missed that one coming out... However the basic principle is still the same:
'User agents may provide a mechanism that allows users to override
incorrect "charset" information.'
-- Kevin Bracey, Senior Software Engineer Acorn Computers Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1223 725228 Acorn House, 645 Newmarket Road Fax: +44 (0) 1223 725901 Cambridge, CB5 8PB, United Kingdom WWW: http://www.acorn.co.uk/
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