Re: Chinese websites

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Thu Aug 13 1998 - 18:41:13 EDT

The Web pages that display correctly even if you do not set the encoding
have a charset label either in a META tag or in the HTTP Content-Type
header. It would be nice if all Web pages had such a label.


<META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=gb2312">

Content-Type: text/html; charset=big5

(The 2nd one is the HTTP header.)


Limin Zhang wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a question about websites in Chinese. When I use Netscape
> Communicator 4.05 to browse the web, I visited some websites which are in
> simplified Chinese or in traditional Chinese. The strange
> thing is, some websites which are in traditional Chinese or simplified
> would not display correctly if I didn't set the encoding to the proper
> language. But some websites do display correctly even if I set encoding
> to other languages. Why? What makes the difference between these
> webpages? Thank you
> Limin

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