[whatwg] META elements

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 07:38:36 PDT 2004

On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 16:30:17 +0200, Anne van Kesteren
<fora at annevankesteren.nl> wrote:
> I believe that current UAs first look at the HTTP header. If no
> 'charset' parameter has been given the document is spidered for the META
> element. If it has been found the character encoding is taken and the
> document re rendered with the found character encoding. If no character
> encoding is found the UA uses some mechanism to find it or assumes
> iso-8859-1, the default for 'text/html'. (I can be wrong here, this is
> just an indication of something the specification should tell.)

Like <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/charset.html#h-5.2.2> ?


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