Re: Multilingual Documents [was: HTML forms and UTF-8]

From: Erik van der Poel (
Date: Fri Dec 03 1999 - 13:13:52 EST

Christopher John Fynn wrote:
> My point was simply that a site serving different encoded versions of
> a page is unlikely to get requests for UTF-8 as long as most client
> browsers cannot even be set to request UTF-8 by preference and that
> even new browsers don't always have this option.

Netscape 4.X *does* ask for UTF-8:

  Accept-Charset: iso-8859-1,*,utf-8

Even though it doesn't support UTF-8 properly. Just thought I'd inject
some more irony into this mailing list, since others seem to be enjoying
that too.

I don't think there is any UI to set the Accept-Charset, but there is a
preference setting in the prefs file.

Yes, the Accept-Charset above is strange. It was put into our client for
specific reasons having more to do with our servers...


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