[ALUG] Why does Firefox always use UTF-8 for this page?

Chris G cl at isbd.net
Tue Oct 9 18:40:47 BST 2007


On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 05:39:30PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 03:05:20PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > > Check the HTTP header (curl -I or wget --head) of the URL.  The HTTP
> > > header and XML opening both trump the http-equiv meta, as described in
> > > http://www.w3.org/International/O-charset#declaring
> > > with links to how to correct things.
> > > 
> > OK, thanks, that *explains* it then:-
> [...]
> > However, how do I get a file which has some ISO-8859-1 encodings in it
> > to be transmitted correctly by the web server?  
> 
> Follow the links from that URL to how to correct things.  In this
> case, you want "Setting the HTTP charset parameter" which includes:
> 
>   "Apache. This can be done via the AddCharset (Apache 1.3.10 and
>   later) or AddType directives, for directories or individual
>   resources (files). With AddDefaultCharset (Apache 1.3.12 and later),
>   it is possible to set the default 'charset' for a whole server. For
>   more information, see the article on Setting 'charset' information
>   in .htaccess."
> 
Excellent, thank you very much!

-- 
Chris Green




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