Topic: Help needed
As some of you might know, in order for a browser (or any other application that consumes web pages) to render a page properly, it needs to know how the text on that page is encoded and what content-type it has. There are two ways to send this information to the browser.
1. Send an HTTP header.
2. Include a meta tag in the head of the page.
I believe the W3C recommends doing both, but the information on this is a bit conflicting. I'm guessing the meta tag is there only to support really old (or weird) browsers. We would like to get rid of the meta tag in PunBB 1.3 (it solves a couple of problems). To confirm this, I've setup a small page at
Please go there and confirm that the header text reads Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn regardless of which encoding you choose in the drop-down. We've already confirmed that it works in the following browsers:
IE6 and 7
Firefox 1.5 and 2.0
Safari 1.3 and 2.0
So, really, we're only interested in people who have access to other browsers. Please post your results in this topic.