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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:12:20 -0400
Steffen Rodig wrote:
> 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?
Expat, like a proper XML parser, is assuming the UTF-8 charset.
You need to specify Latin-1 or whatever you are using.
> 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?
Put "<?xml encoding="8859-1" ?>" as the very first line.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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