[wp-hackers] content-type before title
seanhickey at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 05:20:58 GMT 2006
It'll take me a little while to track down "proof", if there is any.
The reason for putting the content-type before the title, is because
the title may have "unusual" characters in it, with non-standard
encoding (Think a Japanese website, with a Japanese title). The
doctype, html tag, and head tag, are *guaranteed* to always be
"normal" characters -- there's no way for them not to be. Anything
past that, including the title, may contain extended character sets.
That's why you notify the browser of the character-type before it has
a chance to encounter non-standard characters.
On 8/24/06, Robin Adrianse <shorty114 at shorty114.net> wrote:
> I've never heard of this either... IIRC even the W3C's example of correct
> XHTML 1.0 Strict has the <title> before the content-type <meta> tag.
> On 8/24/06, Rob Miller <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> > Sean Hickey wrote:
> > > Howdy all,
> > > Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the document's content-type meta
> > > tag needs to come before any other content, including the title tag.
> > > I'm only saying something because I see a lot of themes not following
> > > the standard. So consider this email a reminder. :)
> > >
> > > - Sean
> > I don't think it does, and can't find anything in any W3C spec to
> > support this either. Can we have a link, please?
> > Rob
> > --
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