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UTF-8, textarea tag and Netscape 4

Hello, everyone!

Impressed by recent Joe's article on Unicode, I tried to write a very simple ASP page that would do the following:

present the UTF-8 html page with a textarea, let the user enter just about any text in any language to that area, hit Submit, and have the text that the user entered to be saved in an Access DB on the server.

It worked quite well for IE 5+ and Netscape 7.1.
But, for Netscape 4 there was a problem. True, the text on the page itself was shown correctly, but the text that I was typing into the textare was a complete mess.

I inserted accept-charset="UTF-8" attribute into the FORM tag but it didn't help.

Does any one know a solution to this problem?

Thanks a lot!

Igor Stolbov
Monday, October 13, 2003

It's a known problem with Netscape 4, I'm afraid - see the Netscape section in this link for details.

Monday, October 13, 2003

Ignore Netscape 4. The mark share is tiny, and the headaches are enormous.

Brad Wilson (
Monday, October 13, 2003

That should say "market share".

Brad Wilson (
Monday, October 13, 2003

thanks a lot, guys!

Igor Stolbov
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

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