[TriLUG] web page display problem
oberry at trilug.org
Thu Aug 25 12:18:26 EDT 2005
I'm pretty sure the problem is to do with character encoding. The first
server you listed sends a Content-Type header of "text/html;
charset=UTF-8", whereas the second server sends just "text/html".
Firefox interprets the second one as having an encoding of "Western
(Windows-1252)", which is probably the correct encoding, hence the
question mark when viewed from the first server.
This may be of some use to you:
Otherwise, set AddDefaultCharset in your httpd.conf file for a global
On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 12:06:45PM -0400, Glenn Hennessee wrote:
> I have a faculty member who has created some web pages by exporting them
> from Powerpoint version 9 according to the embedded meta tag in the html
> file. The problem is that there is a high bit character, hex A0, in the
> file (I had to use a hex editor to see what is there). When I serve this
> from my server at
> the hex A0 is displayed as a question mark (just before the "L" in Lecture
> 1). When the page is served up from
> the hex A0 is displayed as a blank.
> Now I know that a hex A0 is not a valid character for a HTML file but
> the faculty member wants my web server to display it the same way as
> courses.ncsu.edu displays it, hex A0 and all. This is beyond my
> understanding of web server configuration not to mention why does
> powerpoint insert a non-valid character into a html file.
> I am running apache 2.0.46 from httpd-2.0.46-46.2.ent on a RHEL 3 box.
> Does anyone have any idea on how to configure apache to do something
> magical with this high bit character?
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