In MSIE you should change character coding of saved page in Save Page as. Several ex-msie users are missing this feature in Mozilla.
Exactly. With html pages, there usually is a meta tag, which specifies the charset. But it is especially anoying when saving as plain text, where the charset is undefined. I used it in Firefox and it chooses OS default charset, which seems to be UTF-8 under w2k. And not everybody can use that. Even plain notepad allows changing of encoding. What about trying the 'XP Apps: GUI Features' component?
14 years ago
the problem is that extending the file picker in a cross platform way is _hard_. i think that the solution i'd suggest is making the file picker api support charset and have it degrade to tossing up a dialog before or after you pick the file. this is akin to composer's save as and change encoding.
I understand. But it must be done in an unobtrusive way, so that it doesn't double the number of confirmations users will have to do. If there would be a new dialog for the charset it should probably be after the native 'save as' dialog (which can also be cancelled). It could be shown only if the target format is plain text. But the best would be if we could join the 2 dialogs to show them together. Can Moz dock (or snap together) 2 windows? Something like winamp or movie players do. We could popup the file picker window and just underneath the charset dialog so that they look like connected. The confirmation of the file picker would also close the charset window.
Huh? I thought the idea was to save HTML in a different encoding... Anyway, you can't dock modal dialogs.
Yes, HTML could use this too :)