CSci 115: Computing and the Internet
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Problem Q1.1.

[8 pts] One of the lines we've been including in the head section of our XHTML files is the following.

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />

This line mentions UTF-8. What is UTF-8?

UTF-8 is a technique for encoding Unicode characters in such a way that the first 128 values are encoded as one byte per character. This allows the software that only recognizes ASCII characters to display files correctly for files that happen to contain only characters that appear in the ASCII character set.