zic.8 in html

Oscar van Vlijmen ovv at hetnet.nl
Mon Oct 13 21:47:00 UTC 2003

Paul Eggert wrote:

> (ISO-8859-1 isn't universally recognized, though, particularly in the
> Far East; we should stick with ASCII if we're not prepared to go with
> UTF-8.)

1. There are in the POSIX 1 region of characters below code position 128 no
significant differences between the encodings us-ascii, iso-8859-1 and

2. If an html page will be viewed off-line, it would be useful to put a
<meta> tag in the <head> section describing a character set.
iso-8859-1 would be the most compatible, even for (localized versions of)
browsers used in countries with other character sets.
Some - admittedly, few - browsers refuse to open utf-8, are not able to
process literally encoded multibyte utf-8, or very oddly, do not recognise a
"us-ascii" character set meta-tag.

Oscar van Vlijmen

> From: Paul Eggert <eggert at twinsun.com>
> Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 01:44:05 -0700
> To: Oscar van Vlijmen <ovv at hetnet.nl>
> Cc: TZ-list <tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov>
> Subject: Re: zic.8 in html
Sorry I cannot reply to Paul directly. A previously sent email bounced back
with a strange error:

"did not reach the following recipient(s):
eggert at twinsun.com on Sun, 12 Oct 2003 22:42:38 0200
    The recipient could not be processed because it would violate the
security policy in force
    <hnexfe10.hetnet.nl #5.7.0 smtp;553 5.7.0 Header error 170 on a line
by itself>"

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