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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 55741] Documentation is served with incorrect character encoding
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:39:57 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=55741

--- Comment #3 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> ---
I specifically installed Firefox nightly (for Mac OS X, version 28.0a1
(2013-11-04)) to check this, and I can *NOT* confirm this. I also tested
Firefox 24 and 25.

The encoding is actually windows-1252, says my copies of Firefox. 

It is true, however, that Firefox does not use the 

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>

So, what happens is that Firefox falls back to the browser’s default encoding.

What the default encoding is, depends (on an unmodified version of Firefox) of
the locale. So, if I was browsing that page from a Russian locale, Firefox
would probably fall back to Windows-1251 - the legacy encoding for Russian.

My conclusion is that Dirkjan is right with regard to how the encoding has to
be declared. 

But I agree with Nick that generating all pages as UTF-8 would be the best.

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