dstiles - 8:22 pm on Jul 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
All pages carry a charset declaration, yes - almost always 8859-1. I'm aware of the problem sources, it's just that the invalid characters sometimes get overlooked for conversion into entities when we're in a hurry.
And yes, all sites in (UK) English. I did Russian ones twice - never again! :)
Entities are not a problem - or shouldn't be. The browser, seeing the entity,(should) translate it into the rendering character set. Never had a problem with those.
Sorry about "test site". :) I meant, of course, the URL you offered as an... er...um... test? :)
5.2.2? Ye gods! I'd forgotten all about that! :)
My problem, apart from bad FF14 rendering of "invalid characters", is a fault in the MS ASP parser. I've come across a few cases of irrational behaviour in the past but this one was most unexpected and only seems to be faulty in one out of several instances of conversion. I'll have another go at it Monday.