6506Re: [NH] Strange characters...
- Nov 9, 2008Bob Gorman wrote:
> I share your contempt for Windows. But How do I fix it?Ignore that, it was a snide remark and not very nice. When the charset
is wrong the validator stops right there and tells you no more. So I had
to use its "try this set instead" option and had to guess which one --
Windows default was the obvious choice.
> Most of the errors seem to have come from using the Table Wizard.Possibly, I haven't looked. Unfortunately my best HTML tutorial and
> Is it more illusive that the Wizard in "Alice in Wonderland"?
syntax lookup is in German - hopefully the others here can suggest
something for you.
I use my own very heavily edited set of clips, but I believe the default
ones in NoteTab contain a lot of old deprecated and non-standardized
Some will say that insisting on valid code is over the top purism, but
when things don't act as you expect them to, finding some elusive hidden
syntax error can take ages. I have found that eliminating all those and
ensuring valid HTML and valid CSS first and then going after my own
faulty logic about how stuff should behave is the fastest and easiest
way to get results.
Your main problem is that the headers sent by the server take precedence
over your own META headers in the code, so you need to make the server
switch those off. The line I quoted is from one of my own .htaccess
files. It ought to work. With that off the META declaration will be used
and that should be what you actually use in your files. For NoteTab and
Windows this is NOT iso 8859-1 by the way, it nearly is but not quite.
You may never actually use the sign, but why not declare the correct
Purism and fussiness is for lazy people like me, it makes life so much
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