Re: format nego in HTML/10646?

Larry Masinter (
Sun, 7 May 95 23:51:25 EDT

> I just want to know how I can tell from
> the charset parameter whether I have fonts for all the characters
> in the doc.

In general, you can't tell this by the charset parameter, since it
isn't the charset but the document character set that determines what
characters can be used in the HTML document (the others by using
numeric character references.)

So today, even if it is charset=US-ASCII, you might still see
ISO-8859-1 characters.