Detecting User's browser encoding-->Auto-Select

Discussion in 'Javascript' started by Effie, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Effie

    Effie Guest

    Hi!
    Is there a way to detect if the "Auto-select" is been checked on the
    user's browser?

    TIA, Effie
     
    Effie, Apr 5, 2006
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  2. Effie

    VK Guest

    Effie wrote:
    > Hi!
    > Is there a way to detect if the "Auto-select" is been checked on the
    > user's browser?


    The used charset is a "mandatory* piece of information you have to
    provide for your page: either over server response header, or over meta
    element on the page itself. The declared charset will be used by
    browser either "Auto-select" is chosen or not.
    Auto-select is not some kind of special charset - it is an instruction
    to browser that "if author did not provide charset info, try to guess
    it by some formal signs".
    As you will never be such terribly bad author (will you? ;-) then the
    state of this option should not bother you at all.
     
    VK, Apr 5, 2006
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  3. VK wrote:

    > Effie wrote:
    >> Is there a way to detect if the "Auto-select" is been checked on the
    >> user's browser?

    >
    > The used charset is a "mandatory* piece of information you have to
    > provide for your page:


    No, it is not.

    > either over server response header,


    This is recommended (SHOULD) "when it is known that it will not confuse
    the recipient."

    > or over meta element on the page itself.


    This is recommended against, because the above mentioned response header
    MUST be respected.


    PointedEars
     
    Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn, Apr 6, 2006
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