Character entities or plain text?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Adrian O'Sullivan MA FIL, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. When entering META tag keywords (as in META NAME="keywords"
    CONTENT="words,words,words"), are German umlauts shown as plain text
    (Wörter,Wörter,Wörter) or as character entities
    (Wörter,Wörter,Wörter)?

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    Adrian O'Sullivan MA FIL, Feb 22, 2005
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  2. Adrian O'Sullivan MA FIL <> wrote:

    > When entering META tag keywords (as in META NAME="keywords"
    > CONTENT="words,words,words"), are German umlauts shown as plain text
    > (Wörter,Wörter,Wörter) or as character entities
    > (W&ouml;rter,W&ouml;rter,W&ouml;rter)?


    It doesn't matter, as long as the document's character encoding is
    announced correctly.

    In particular it doesn't matter since most search engines ignore meta
    keywords anyway, or treat them at most as equivalent to normal textual
    content. (So it would be safer and cleverer to use the key words in the
    actual text.)

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    Jukka K. Korpela, Feb 22, 2005
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