ZF-7722: HTML 5 support for the new meta type "charset" in Zend_View_Helper_HeadMeta
HTML 5 introduces support for the "charset" meta tag to replace the HTML 4 http-equiv "Content-Type". Support for this is not possible with Zend_View_Helper_HeadMeta (that I can tell). It can be introduced by adding a new setCharset() method for the helper and introducing some changes to enforce that a content attribute is not required so long as a) the doctype is HTML5 and b) its a meta element of type "charset". Additionally, HTML 5 drops support for the "scheme" attribute (passed as modifiers in many methods).
Adding at least the charset meta support is not a huge problem. See the attached patch in the next comment. It would be great to see HTML 5 support in other areas make it into Zend_View and Zend_Form (e.g. the new input types). If there's a need for some help here, let me know. I've marked this issue as a minor new feature - if another category is more appropriate feel free to edit. HTML 5 support overall would be major in my opinion ;).