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Re: SAX InputSource and character streams

David Megginson wrote:

> 1. With a Java character stream, there's no way to know what the
> original encoding might have been, so the encoding declaration is
> moot.

> 2. A Java character stream is presented (more-or-less) in UTF-16, so
> the encoding declaration, if present, should agree with that.

No.  That would require you, if preprocessing the byte stream
into a character stream in accordance with the encoding, to change
that same encoding in the process, quia absurdum.

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