html-coding.el is a spot of code to select an Emacs coding system from the <meta> tag in a .html, .shtml or .htm file.

This is designed for Emacs 21. Emacs 22 already has this feature, so nothing is done there.

Very likely the heavy duty HTML editing/browsing packages have this or something similar. html-coding.el is designed merely to get the right characters when doing a FindFile on a saved HTML page, or a page you’re editing with plain HtmlMode.

Version 4 and up is implemented by defadvice (see AdvisingFunctions) on set-auto-coding, to let it work with ArchiveMode on files from a zip file etc.

CategoryInternationalization HtmlMode