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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 10:10:54 -0400
Paul Langer wrote:
> One remark on the EBCDIC handling:
> Your program returns "EBCDIC-CP-US" if it detects EBCDIC
> without an explicit encoding declaration (see comment:
> /* better than nothing */).
> I do not think that this behaviour is "better than nothing".
In Java I could throw an error, but C doesn't have exception
handling, and I figure a server would rather return something
than nothing. The routine is not meant to handle ill-formed
XML, and will return one of the other defaults ("UTF-8",
"UTF-16-BE", "UTF-16-LE") depending on just what bytes it sees.
> And if you want to define a default, what makes "EBCDIC-CP-US"
> more desirable than e.g. "ebcdic-cp-is"?
Thanks for taking the trouble to look at it.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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