charset attribute is used to identify the character
set used in the document that’s being linked to (that is, referenced in
More cakes! Here, a
charset is defined, as they’re special Japanese
<a href="cakes-ja.html" charset="euc-jp">lovely range of Japanese cakes (note: this link will take you to a page in Japanese language)</a>
This attribute takes a standard
character set encoding name (such as
None of the browsers tested appear to do anything to notify the user that the linked document would be presented in any special (or different) character encoding. As such, this attribute has no real use, and can safely be ignored at this time.