Prerequisites: Ensure that the default encoding for the browser you are testing is not set to ISO 8859-15.

charset on an a element

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Assertion: [Exploratory test] A link to a page using the a element with a charset attribute will cause a page with no other encoding information to be rendered using the encoding specified in the charset attribute.


The target page has no information associated with it that could indicate its character encoding. The link to the target page contains a charset attribute.

The test on that page contains a div with a class name that contains the following sequence of bytes: 0xC3 0xBD 0xC3 0xA4 0xC3 0xA8. These represent different sequences of characters in ISO 8859-15, ISO 8859-1 and UTF-8. The external, UTF-8-encoded stylesheet contains a selector .test div.ÜÀÚ. This matches the sequence of bytes above when they are interpreted as ISO 8859-15. If the class name matches the selector then the box will turn green.

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