[links-list] Problem with forms?!

Khimenko Victor khim at sch57.msk.ru
Fri Jun 15 08:11:02 PDT 2001



On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

> > > And the documents you referenced are not very clean. Please tell me how
> > > do you exactly expect it to work. What of these indicators should have
> > > what priority. Any other charset indicators?
> > >
> > > Content-Type in HTTP header
> > > Content-Charset in HTTP header
> > > Content-Type in META tag
> > > Content-Charset in META tag
> > > charset as a html attribute to META (http-equiv ? is it needed?) tag
> > >
> > Just like it showed above. But ONLY if attribute is there
> >  1. IF Content-Type present and IF "charset=..." is there then that's
> > what should be used.
> >  2. IF we do not know charset yet we need to look on Content-Charset
> >  3. IF we do not know charset yet we need to look on Content-Type in META
> >  4. IF we do not know charset yet we need to look on Content-Charset in META
> >  5. IF we do not know charset yet we need to look on charset as a html
> > attribute to META
>
> Earlier you said:
>
> > Unfortunatelly everything is not THAT simple. Sometimes you just CAN NOT
> > alter server configuration and NEED to use META EQUIV to select charset
> > even if server already said that document has some Content-Type (again
> > MS IE 4.0+, Netscape 6 and Lynx 2.8+ agree that it should be so)
>
> So you mean that it is not possible to override charset sent by server?
>
Yes, it's not possible. FORTUNATELLY on public servers where charset is
not set responce usually is
-- cut --
Content-Type: text/html
-- cut --
so you still can set other charset in document text with META.


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