HTML Form Encoding Problem

Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 13:52:16 EST

Unfortunately, as has been noted on this list, there is no explicit
reliable way to determine the character encoding of a posted form in HTML.
A common technique for handling this is to have a hidden field with known,
fixed contents. When these contents are analysed, the encoding can be
heuristically determined.

What I would like to see is if anyone has developed a set of minimal
contents of one or more hidden fields that suffice to distinguish all major
character sets?


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