I am reading the FAQ section in this forum and I have seen this:
Can I set the MIME type with a <meta/> tag?
No. A user agent needs to know the content type before it starts parsing the response body. When it encounters an element like this, it's already too late:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=utf-8"/>
The MIME type must be sent as a Content-Type HTTP header. The character encoding should be specified in the XML declaration (see above).
Nevertheless, if I open the code of this same forum, I find this meta:
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />
Can anyone explain it to me please?
Thanks very much.