Re: BOM's at Beginning of Web Pages? Mac IE's Euro

From: Tex Texin (
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 06:51:13 EST

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    For example, to specify that the character encoding of the current document is
    "EUC-JP", a document should include the following META declaration:

    <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=EUC-JP">

    The META declaration must only be used when the character encoding is
    organized such that ASCII-valued bytes stand for ASCII characters (at least
    until the META element is parsed). META declarations should appear as early as
    possible in the HEAD element.

    Roozbeh Pournader wrote:
    > On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 14:27, Tex Texin wrote:
    > > > AFAICR, there is supposed to be no single non-ASCII character before that
    > > > <meta> tag.
    > >
    > > I don't believe the standard says that. However, it is recommended that the
    > > META content-type statement is placed as early as possible, [...]
    > Yes, it was something along those lines. Do you a little time to spare
    > finding the exact text of the recommendation?
    > roozbeh

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