In-reply-to » Speaking of encoding and Firefox, for some reason this piece of crap guesses ISO-8859-1 instead of UTF-8 on your site, @abucci, even though UTF-8 is specified in the HTML: Oh, interesting. Then I take back my critique this time. I wasn’t aware of that 1024 byte limit either. Working now. I just send it always in the Content-Type header and sometimes even omit it from the HTML altogether. But when I do, I also use the shorter and more reasonable looking HTML5 style <meta charset="UTF-8">, just like showed. The advantage with the HTTP response header is that I just tell nginx to do it for me, so I cannot forget it in the HTML by accident. Well, in case I forgot, it’s not an issue.

But specifying it also in the HTML helps everybody who happens to download the page. Opening it locally then obviously cannot make use of the nonexisting HTTP response header. Not that I think there are a lot of people out there downloading it, but just in case. :-)

Do you happen to have all your browsers set to fall back to UTF-8 if they can’t detect the encoding,

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