244 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2007 6:05 PM by David Yeh
Looking at the source, about 22 lines
down there is this:
<meta http-equiv="ªF´Ë·s»D³ø" content="text/html;
I think it has to say <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" ...> etc. The browser can't read this tag if it is not like that, so it uses your default browser setting instead. Try it in the validator and it says this too:
Ok, thank you. I gave up trying to understand html right around when the "blink" tag came out, and I just get paranoid every time I do a reinstall that I'm missing some critical part. I like the validator-- never knew about that.
Now, if you do a search on the source code for that ETToday page, somewhere far down you'll come to another section that reads:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=big5">
blah blah blah
This does appear to be properly formatted, and maybe it's there specficially for English-default browsers. However, perhaps neither Safari nor the validator are picking up this, or maybe it's referring to something else altogether?
Maybe this is just a matter Safari not being tolerant
of some errant coding.
The coding is just totally wrong -- you should never have two sets of html headings like that on one page, and only the one at the top, which they botched, counts. But they probably get few complaints because most people who want to view it have their browser default set to Big5 already. Or if they use FireFox, that browser has a special ability to automatically detect Chinese and certain other encodings even when the required charset header is missing.