Charset=ISO-8859-1 vs Charset=UTF-8 in header of web page or jsp page
Posted on 2013-06-19
What is the difference between a jsp or webpage with charset=ISO-8859-1 vs charset=UTF-8?
I use Websphere IDE, and by default, Websphere designates charset=ISO-8859-1 when I create a new jsp page whereas the existing jsp pages within the application I'm modifying all specify charset=UTF-8.
Is it important to maintain the consistency of the charset designation within a single application or does it not matter? Websphere gives me a somewhat ominous warning when I manually change the charset to UTF-8 from ISO-8859-1