Re: AltaVista offers UTF-8 search option

From: John Wilcock (
Date: Mon May 22 2000 - 09:50:02 EDT

On Mon, 22 May 2000 05:24:32 -0800 (GMT-0800), Andreas Prilop wrote:
> AltaVista has recently included UTF-8 as one of their search encodings:
> <>

However, if you select the option they present the search results in
UTF-8 (so far so good) but don't include a charset=UTF-8 in the HTTP
Content-Type header (or equivalent META declaration), leading to
incorrect presentation unless the character set is selected by hand.

I've reported this, but they haven't taken note yet.


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