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Re: [Lynx-dev] HTML5 meta charset attribute

From: KIHARA Hideto
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] HTML5 meta charset attribute
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 07:01:18 +0900
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

If meta charset attrbute is not supported
(and the document encoding is different from terminal encoding),
I can not read the entire document which uses meta charset attribute.
And I must use another browser instead of lynx only for these documents.
It's very inconvenient.
# In contrast, even if other html5 elements like <article> are not supported,
# that content is readable.

The meta charset attribute is described in first public working draft
of html5 specification published on 2008.

There are some mention that lynx does not support meta charset attribute yet.

Other browsers(Firefox and WebKit(Safari and Google Chrome))
support meta charset attribute already.

The meaning of <meta charset="utf-8"> of html5 is same as
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">.
Lynx already supports meta http-equiv attribute
(at least on 06-07-96 according to <>).
Specifying charset by meta http-equiv attribute is described
in HTML 4.0 specification published on 1997.
# Meta http-equiv attribute is described in HTML 2.0 published on 1995

# An analysis of html documents finds common markup error:
# <meta http-equiv=Content-Type content=text/html; charset=windows-1252>
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