Thursday, February 21, 2002

Question for HTML FORM experts out there: In HTML 4.0, the FORM element supports an accept-charset attribute.

What I’d like to know is whether, if I specify ISO-8859-1, what browsers will actually send me what I asked for? On what platforms?

Specifically, if I type an em-dash or a curly quote into a form, will I get a translated character (hyphen for em-dash or quote for curly-quote), or will the browser send the Windows CP-1252 “extension”, which can’t be represented in ISO-8859-1?

Michael Sajac has some notes over here which are related to this topic as it applies to Radio and Manila.