OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Characters having an ASCII value > 127

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Steffen Rodig <rodig@sdm.de>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 14:29:15 +0200


imagine a plain text file which I want to markup using XML. Now it could be
that there are characters in this file whose ASCII value is greater than
127 (in PCDATA sections).

If I try to use expat on the generated XML file, it tells me that it is
not wellformed at the position where such a character occurs. Does the
XML spec say anything about not permitting characters with high ASCII
values? If so, where?

I guess, to correctly interpret and display those characters I have to
know the character set which was used to encode the original text file.
How can I communicate this character set to an XML parser?

I would be happy if anybody could point me to somewhere I could start
reading about this issue.

Thanks and have a nice weekend,
Steffen Rodig

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS