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Higher-level protocol encoding info


   XML 1.0 Second Edition read in section 4.3.3.

  "[...] It is also a fatal error if an XML entity contains no encoding
   declaration and its content is not legal UTF-8 or UTF-16."

Some people, e.g. Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> argued, that this
passage is an erratum, since the specification states in other passages,
that encoding information may be gathered from some higher level
protocol. I asked at xml-editor@w3.org for some clarification on this
but I got no reply, neither is there any new item regarding this section
in the current errata.

This renders higher-level protocol informations not only useless, it
conflicts also with RFC 3023.

Is there anything I missed? If not, could anyone with better contacts to
the XML Core WG report this issue to them? I don't want to bug them

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