HTML <a> charset Attribute

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Use of the charset attribute in a link:

<a charset="UTF-8" href=""></a>

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Definition and Usage

The <a> charset attribute is not supported in HTML5.

The charset attribute specifies the character-set of the linked document (the document referenced in the href attribute).

Browser Support

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<a charset="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
character_set The character-set of the linked document.

Common character sets:

  • UTF-8 - Character encoding for Unicode
  • ISO-8859-1 - Character encoding for the Latin alphabet

In theory, any character-set can be used, but no browser understands all of them. The more widely a character-set is used, the better the chance that a browser will understand it.

To view all available character-sets, go to our Character sets reference.

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