Use 7-bit encoding?

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I have been advised that if I save a file in "7-bit" format in AceHTML the
ampersand codes will be preserved. Would you recommended this? Any undesired
consequences?  (I'm thinking it is probably something I don't want to do.)

If I check "7-bit" encoding, Ace deletes the "charset=iso-8859-1".

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;>
instead of
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">


Re: Use 7-bit encoding?

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The disadvantage to using 7-bit encoding is that if you have non-ASCII
characters they will take more storage and more bandwidth, however the
advantage of using 7bits with the non-ASCII characters represented as
entities is that there is a wide variety of charactersets with which your
HTML document is now compatatble, including all of the iso-8859-X sets not
just -1, UTF-7, UTF-8, Windows-1252, etc. so that you generally don't have
to worry as much about which charset your server says that it serves.

Re: Use 7-bit encoding?

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Your server should be sending that information anyway, rather than resorting
to a meta hack.


Mark Parnell

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