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Re: [UDUNITS #IEU-208454]: Udunits-2 website



Hello all,

I seem to recall there was a specific reason for this content-type
setting, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was for (or why
it would be a global level).

I changed this to UTF-8 (you may need to clear your browser cache to see a
difference).

Let me know if you need anything else!

Cheers,
Jennifer


On Fri, 23 Mar 2012, Dave Allured wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 1:50 PM, Unidata UDUNITS Support
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Dave,
> >
> >> There is at least one HTML error on the Udunits-2 home page that
> >> prevents my browser from displaying UTF-8 characters correctly.  This
> >> is the page URL:
> >>
> >> http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/udunits/udunits-2/udunits2.html
> >>
> >> The fourth line of the current page header is this meta tag:
> >>
> >> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
> >>
> >> This directive by itself forces certain browsers to interpret the page
> >> text specifically as iso-8859-1 rather than UTF-8.  This causes the
> >> UTF-8 characters in the paragraph about non-ASCII support to be
> >> displayed incorrectly as ISO-8859-1, thereby ruining the intent of the
> >> example.
> >>
> >> Also note that this page currently gets about 32 errors and warnings
> >> from the W3C validator for web pages.  Some of these warnings may be
> >> bogus because of the reported inability to determine a valid Document
> >> Type.
> >>
> >> http://validator.w3.org/
> >>
> >> I am no expert in web encoding, so I could be missing something.  I do
> >> not have a competent fix to offer.  There may be more than one way to
> >> do it.  However, please note that the W3C validator offers detailed
> >> information about fixing validation errors.
> >>
> >> Can you please try to fix the UTF-8 rendering on this web page?  Thank you.
> >
> > Unfortunately, the specification of the iso-8859-1 character encoding isn't 
> > made by the UDUNITS-2 webpages but by our webserver which decorates them. 
> > I'll have to consult with our web master when she returns from vacation 
> > next month. Until then, please hold on.
>
> Steve, that is about what I expected.  The request is for public
> readability, not for me personally.  Of course it can wait.
>
> >> --Dave A.
> >> NOAA/PSD/CIRES
> >
> > Regards,
> > Steve Emmerson
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: IEU-208454
> > Department: Support UDUNITS
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Closed
> >
>


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