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Apache Default Character Set for Web Pages (Doc ID 445597.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 7.5.1 to [Release Stellent to 10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Apache Default Character Set for Web Pages


July 5, 2005

Product and Version:

All products, all versions, using Apache web server


Some browsers (Mozilla based ones in particular) may not show an html page in the character set specified in the page. This is because Apache has a configuration entry which augments the HTTP Content-Type return header to specify the character set of every page that Apache returns and some browsers will trust the header instead of the character set as specified in the page.

This can be a particular problem for the Content Server help pages which use the utf-8 character set as their standard internal character set encoding.


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