I’ve always used:
<meta http-equiv=“Content-Type” content=“text/html; charset=iso-8859-1” />
on my web pages. I have done so for years and never questioned it. However, now the text editor I use has updated itself it complains about the encoding if I use the above meta tag. I have noticed now a lot of people use utf-8 instead and if I use this my text editor no longer generates a warning.
Is there any one I should be using? I’m guessing UTF 8 is a much more up-to-date character set. Should I be using that instead? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to using one or the other?