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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013
    South Jersey

    Character encoding


    I have <meta charset="utf-8"> written in my code but the w3validater says I have no character encoding set. Furthermore it says I have these errors for that same bit of code which it tells me I don't have:

    -end tag for "meta" omitted, but OMITTAG NO was specified

    -start tag was here

    -required attribute "content" not specified

    And it doesn't give me much of an explanation for any of those. What can I do to fix this? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Gold Coast (MS)
    Sounds like you are using HTML 5 meta tags with a XHTML document type. This document type requires tags which normally do not have a closing tag to be closed using a space and the symbol /. Example: " <br /> " Same for the meta tag, image tag, etc..

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    Looks like you have made the corrections already.

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