[links-list] Problem with forms?!

Marius Gedminas marius.gedminas at uosis.mif.vu.lt
Fri Jun 15 13:02:14 PDT 2001

On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 07:11:02PM +0400, Khimenko Victor wrote:
> > 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.

The W3C HTML 4.01 specification supports this:

  "To sum up, conforming user agents must observe the following
   priorities when determining a document's character encoding (from
   highest priority to lowest):
    1. An HTTP "charset" parameter in a "Content-Type" field.
    2. A META declaration with "http-equiv" set to "Content-Type" and a
       value set for "charset".
    3. The charset attribute set on an element that designates an
       external resource."

However Links already has this among other HTML options:

  [ ] Ignore charset info sent by server

Why not another option that would allow META declaration override HTTP
charset?  Both options would have a similair purpose: to work around
problems (incorrectly specified charsets) at the server end.

Just my $0.02 (and I'm off to read Apache docs to find out how to
influence HTTP charset responce, since I previously relied only on META
tags in my web pages)

Marius Gedminas
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