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Charset and Meta in HTML5
toplisek




msg:4642588
 11:32 am on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have currently: <meta charset="UTF-8">
Will be damaged all characters if I set <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">


I have format: UNIX and UTF-8 encoding for all pages.

 

swa66




msg:4642606
 12:51 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

<meta charset="UTF-8">
is for HTML5 and xhtml5
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
is for older stuff.

New pages should be html5 or xhtml5, not the older obsolete stuff anymore. No browser out there needs us to generate anything old.

I'd make sure my pages are valid html or xhtml, the rest will sort itself out.

drhowarddrfine




msg:4642611
 1:42 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

And unless you are serving your pages as 'application/xml+xhtml', and you probably are not, you shouldn't be using XHTML either.

swa66




msg:4642691
 4:20 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

and you probably are not

Speak for yourself: I do serve polyglot html5 as xml on any new project I do.

Fotiman




msg:4642720
 5:22 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

swa66, most people do not.

drhowarddrfine




msg:4642722
 5:27 pm on Feb 5, 2014 (gmt 0)

@swa66 Yes, I did at one time, too, but as @Fotiman pointed out, most people don't and I'd almost bet money @toplisek doesn't either.

toplisek




msg:4643016
 2:43 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have and issue that search engine reported me to use
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
as they have issue with queries and showing special characters.

drhowarddrfine




msg:4643062
 6:51 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

Both meta types are equivalent and work in all browsers. Looks like your search engine is the problem.

toplisek




msg:4643211
 8:28 am on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Will be mistake if I use both of them and all characters will be correctly seen?
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> will be seen by search engine and <meta charset="UTF-8"> for all other

drhowarddrfine




msg:4643301
 3:52 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I don't think anything will break but it's duplicated effort.

What search engine is this?

toplisek




msg:4643326
 5:04 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm sorry but it is hidden. What is actually wrong with search engine that characters are not working?

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