How to set the http-equiv="Content-Type" when writing XHTML documents.
I have written an xhtml document that looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/xml; charset=UTF-8" />
When I try to validate this at the W3C I get the following error message:
The HTTP Content-Type header sent by your web browser (unknown) did not contain a "charset" parameter, but the Content-Type was one of the XML text/* sub-types (text/xml). The relevant specification (RFC 3023) specifies a strong default of "us-ascii" for such documents so we will use this value regardless of any encoding you may have indicated elsewhere. If you would like to use a different encoding, you should arrange to have your browser send this new encoding information.
I am wondering how to go about giving the document correct meta information. I need this xhtml document to work in IE6+ and NS7+. If anybody knows how to make the xml declaration and meta data behave could you please let me know?
Thanks for your help.
Give this a try:
I'd also strongly recommend you read Mark Pilgrim's excellent: The Road to XHTML 2.0: MIME Types.
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=utf-8" />
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