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   RE: Encoding detection again ...

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  • From: Miles Sabin <msabin@cromwellmedia.co.uk>
  • To: 'David Brownell' <db@Eng.Sun.COM>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 21:43:09 -0000

David Brownell wrote,
> "Richard L. Goerwitz" wrote:
> > David Brownell wrote:
> > > And more to the point, XML processors aren't
> > > required to report such low level character 
> > > encoding errors ... this would be one.
> > 
> > On the face of things, this doesn't make sense.
> For example, character encodings are typically handled
> many layers below the XML processor.  That processor
> shouldn't be faulted for behaviors of the underlying
> processor.

Most of the time yes ... but remember we're discussing 
the interaction between encoding detection and encoding 
_declarations_. An XML processor has to have some 
involvement in that.



Miles Sabin                          Cromwell Media
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