Local charset and SWAT

Jeremy Allison jallison at cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Wed Aug 25 19:03:28 GMT 1999

Andrej Borsenkow wrote:
> Latest additions enable creating some parameters in local character set. This
> means, that user must now select the correct charset when editing/viewing the
> config with SWAT. It may be not the issue with ASCII/Western charsets, but e.g.
> Cyrillic has at least five charsets (koi8-r, koi8-u, cp1251,cp866,iso-8859-5).
> If browser is configured for a different charset, the entered items will be
> garbage.
> I strongly suggest, that SWAT returns charset tag in all it's message. It should
> be local charset as configured in smb.conf. It implies, that charset tags be
> better official registered MIME charset tags or at least the tags, used in WWW.
> This will provide automatic browser configuration (at least, with most modern
> browsers) so that at least display will be correct.

Sounds good to me. Can you tell me what that tag looks
like and where it would be output (not knowing much about
HTML responses).


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