User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2) Gecko/20021126 I receive the NY Times headlines via email each day. It comes in HTML format, with links to the articles from the headlines. If I click on a headline, the article opens in a new browser window, but the character encoding is set to Unicode, even though it's set to ISO-8859-1 (Western) in the page. This doesn't happen if I go to the page manually, only when I click on a link from the email. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Open NY Times email 2. Click on a link to an article Actual Results: Article opens with Unicode as the charset Expected Results: Article opens with ISO-8859-1 as the charset
-> Mailnews (or INT ?)
Assignee: asa → sspitzer
Component: Browser-General → Mail Window Front End
Product: Browser → MailNews
QA Contact: asa → olgam
Version: Trunk → other
I mentioned above that the charset was specified in the page we're opening up. I'm not sure if it's *correctly* specified though. The NYTimes specifies it as <meta http-equiv="charset" content="iso-8859-1"> instead of the more conventional <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"> Also, this is appearing from more than just the NYTimes email that I first mentioned. I see it frequently when opening pages linked from other email & news messages, and it only seems to happen when the charset is not defined (or possibly defined incorrectly as I just said).
Here's a direct link that shows the error right in the browser: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/international/middleeast/09IRAQ.html?th The page info dialog shows encoding as UTF 8, but the list of meta tags shows a charset entry specifying iso-8859-1. The article displays correct when accessed via a link on the front page.
There are a handful of NYT bugs, but the closest I could find to a dupe of this was bug 128640. However, the NYT seems to have fixed its header problem; all the pages I've downloaded from it are detected as ISO-8859-1, and include the proper header: <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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