Re: HTML Form Encoding Problem

From: Peter Theill (
Date: Sat Jan 15 2000 - 02:45:14 EST


> The browsers are fairly reliable in converting data input in an HTML form
> the declared charset of the form. A hidden field with the charset value
> very well in this case - or - if the form is dynamically generated, so too
> the HTTP header and/or META tag with the charset, which means the program
> already knows the charset of the form. If the CGI is persistent, this
> information is simply accessed from a stored variable. If the CGI is not
> persistent, the hidden field can be generated as part of the form.

But does this work on Netscape browsers? I haven't been able to successfully
set the charset to 'UTF-8' in Netscape Navigator 4.7 ... It works flawlessly
on Microsoft Internet Explorer(4.0 to 5.5b).

Peter Theill, Belle Systems

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