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From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Jan 23, 2007 11:00AM

Michael D. Roush wrote:

> Should I be using both the character encoding in the http header and in
> a <meta> tag? Should I remove the one set in the http header? Or
> should FAE allow the absence of the <meta> tag if the character encoding
> is set in the header?

I think an issue would arise once a user saves a page locally and
re-accesses it...in the absence of the header, in that case, the <meta>
is the only authoritive clue as to what encoding the page has.

So yes, I'd say use both.

Patrick H. Lauke