Prerequisites: The default encoding for the browser you are testing must not be set to ISO 8859-15.

XML declaration vs meta charset

Test passes if you see green.

Assertion: [Exploratory test] The XML declaration has a lower precedence than an encoding declaration in a meta charset attribute.


The page contains an encoding declaration in a meta charset attribute that attempts to set the character encoding to ISO 8859-1, but the file starts with an XML declaration that tries to set the encoding to ISO 8859-15.

The test 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.ýäè. This matches the sequence of bytes above when they are interpreted as ISO 8859-1. If the class name matches the selector then the box will turn green.

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