Re: UTF-8 code in HTML

From: Jonathan Coxhead (
Date: Tue Apr 11 2000 - 19:08:19 EDT

 | you use an html authoring tool and write or copy/paste your text
 | and set the page encoding to utf-8. no magic.

   No magic?

   At the moment, H T T P servers are conventionally set up to serve
files with extension ".txt" as plain text (e g, by prepending a
header "Content-Type: text/plain; charset = ascii"); and with ".html"
or ".htm" as H T M L (e g, "Content-Type: text/html; charset =

   Don't we need some conventional file extensions for both plain
text and H T M L encoded in U T F 8, U T F 16, etc? E g

      ".utf" => text/plain; charset = utf-8
      ".uni" => text/plain; charset = utf-16
      ".utfml" => text/html; charset = utf-8
      ".uniml" => text/html; charset = utf-16

(So the server really can serve the pages with "no magic"!)

   Why don't we see this kind of thing on the web at the moment? Am I
just confused?
 o o o (_|/

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