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    Exclamation Header Charset & Meta Charset Tag???


    Hi, everyone:

    This might as well be written in chinese, because i do not follow.

    I ran my new website thru a free meta tag analyzer and on the results page this is part of what came back to me:

    "Our analysis did not find a server supplied HEADER Charset or a META Charset Tag which is now a recommended element of Web page design".
    Also i wanna add my site is hosted for free, would this have anything to do with the result message? Please advise.
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    Hmm, chinese charsets are difficult you know ;)

    Your char(acter) set defines the way characters are interpreted by the browser.

    If you're using xhtml you should this one:
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    If you're using html you should this one:
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    Other charsets are UTF-8, ISO-1251 (russian). Most used are ISO-8859-1 or UTF-8 where UTF-8 is probably the best and ISO-8859-1 the easiest.

    EDIT
    Just for your information, here's a list with all charsets > http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets
    Last edited by Jammer; Aug 17th, 2005 at 06:29 PM.
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    hi, jammer:

    thanxs for quick response. Where exactly do i go verify this on my website, i essentially entered the title & description from a web builder page from my host, i didnt really do html code.

    will i be able to view this charset thingy somewhere?
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    Originally Posted by Jammer
    If you're using html you should this one:
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
    Maybe I'm dating myself, but my code doesn't use the
    Code:
     />
    ending.

    What is that?

    EDIT
    To see what I mean, see my code at www.nationwidejustice.com
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    You're right, high speed copy & paste error.

    My bet...

    BTW, you should add this meta-tag between your <head></head> tags. I bet you can manually add these thingys somewhere.
    Last edited by Jammer; Aug 17th, 2005 at 06:56 PM.
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    Originally Posted by Jammer
    You're right, high speed copy & paste error.

    My bet...

    BTW, you should add this meta-tag between your <head></head> tags. I bet you can manually add these thingys somewhere.
    It's there... 4th meta down.

    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Mesothelioma lawyers</title>
    <meta name="robots" content="index,follow">
    <meta name="keywords" Content="mesothelioma lung cancer, asbestos exposure, asbestosis, chemotherapy drugs, chemotheraphy side effects, asbestosis treatment, mesothelioma symptoms, peritoneal dialysis, pleural effusion, malignant mesothelioma, asbestos insulation, pleural plaque, peritoneal cancer, chrysotile peritoneal mesothelioma, personal injury trial lawyer, product liability attorney, wrongful death, class action lawsuits">
    <meta name="description" Content="Represents victims of asbestos exposure and those diagnosed with mesothelioma (a form of lung cancer). We seek to help the patient maintain as normal a life as possible, recover financial losses, and cope with the life-altering mesothelioma diagnosis.">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <link href="sitesource/design.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
    <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.nationwidejustice.com/images/favicon.ico">
    </head>
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    Question


    j rothra:

    can u do the same for my site...and tell me if the tags are there or not?
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    If you supply the url to your site I can be more specific. It looks like the meta tags are just fine like that though.
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    Exclamation


    sure, my url is: Affiliate Boulevard
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    Yups you need to manually add them somehow >
    Code:
    <meta name="keywords" content="affiliate programs, best affiliate resources, top affiliate directories, college student message boards, associate marketing, money on the web, college students, boulevard, internet marketing tools, website promotions, shawn collins, missy diaz, seo.">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <meta name="description" content="Resource center and directory of best paying programs for college students in affiliate marketing.">
    Should be like that ^, dunno how and if you can do that, if you can edit the page in some kind of text-editor it should work. But I don't know how your free host works offcourse...
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    From what i can see, the two meta tags that i have access to from my free webhost are:

    #1 - Site description
    #2 - Site keywords
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    Then you probably cannot enter the charset tag yourself. But no harm done. Most browsers will automatically fall into some utf-8 or iso-8859-1 encoding when there's no charset defined.
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    that reply answered my other question...thanxs for all jammer.

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