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Re: Anything wrong with this

I just noticed that my site map , which is part of a PHP search program I
utilize at my site, happens to use UTF-8 also. Could it be there is some
sort of relation to that as some of the problem?

This is the Home page for the PHP search script I use: /

Here is part of the config file for the script as from the config file. It
says the encoding ought to match, but Google has not had a problem before
indexing the site, so I dont see why all of a sudden its a problem? The rest
of the pages on my site I thought were all encoded the same, but now
checking , I see some use iso-8859-1 and others are windows-1252.  My host
still has not devulged the server logs, so I was forced to change

/* Select the character set that will be used in the content-type meta tag
 * the results page.
 * This should be set to the character set used throughout the rest of your
 * site.
 * Examples settings are:
 *  "iso-8559-1" for ISO 8559-1 Western European
 *  "shift-jis" for Japanese language
 * Default value: utf-8
$isearch_contentTypeCharset = "utf-8";

/* Set to true if your character set can be represented as 8 bits. This
 * includes ISO-8859 charsets (containing accented characters)
 * If you use a multi-byte character set (such as for Chinese or Japanese
 * languages), change this to False. This causes less manipulation of
 * character data stored and searched for.
 * Recommended value: True for single-byte languages, such as English and
 *                          European languages.
 *                    False for multi-byte languages, such as Chinese and
 *                          Japanese.
$isearch_8bitCharset = True;

| On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 06:22:12 GMT, The Bicycling Guitarist
| > My host's tech guy just sent me this. Isn't it okay to specify UTF-8 as
| > the
| > charset in the HTTP headers at the server level? Isn't it okay to have
| > validated XHTML 1.0 strict code?
| These should have no bearing on Google. I have a site with UTF-8 and XHTML
| (served as text/html) at and it's PR4 and at top of
| Google for my keywords.

Re: Anything wrong with this

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So how does one fix this? Is it Google's problem or my host's server
configuration? This has been going on for a year and a half now. Many have
tried; none have succeeded in figuring this out yet

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