Re: browsers and unicode surrogates

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 18:58:04 EDT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steffen Kamp" <>
To: <>
Sent: den 19 april 2002 23:25
Subject: Re: browsers and unicode surrogates

> I am not sure if your UTF-16 and UTF-32 test pages really conform to the
> HTML standard. The server states a content type of "text/html" without
> charset information. From the content type a browser should therefore
> expect pure ASCII - at least until the META tag defining the documents
> character encoding.

I put this in a test HTML file:

<HTML><META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-16">

IE5.5 identified that as "Unicode." However, it displayed all text after
that point as if it were UTF-8. The same thing happened with <HTML><META
http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-32">.


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