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Re: Language declaration question
- From: "Christopher R. Maden" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 04:25:37 -0700
At 04:19 31-08-2001, Hewko, Doug wrote:
>Out of curiousity, when you specify an encoding value in a XML document,
>where does the XML processor obtain the encoding values from? Would the
>processor return an error, automatically download the encoding value, or
>does it come already with every known encoding value? (I have difficulty
>believing the latter.)
>1) I am programming XML for your MS IE 5.5 browser (assume it supports the
>ISO-8859-6 values). I happen to specify the an Arabic language coding,
>ISO-8859-6. What would someone get if they have the basic American version
You're conflating two issues: encoding and language.
To support ISO-8859-6, MSXML needs to know how the encoded characters in
8859-6 map into Unicode. This is easily done with a mapping
table. *Displaying* Arabic characters is something different, and requires
that the necessary fonts and support be installed. The parser has it
pretty easy here.
>2) This time I am programming server-side, in Cocoon (or Saxon, whatever).
>Same type of question. The server supports the languages (don't know how but
>let's say it does). What would a user get when accessing a XML document in a
Do you mean languages, or encodings? The server almost certainly doesn't
actually deal with languages.
Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, HMM Consulting Int'l, Inc.
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