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Re: Language declaration question

> 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.)

The xml spec is fairly clear on that:
Every XML parser has to accept utf8 and utf16. The use of any other
encoding might be met with a fatal error.

A parser may have some method of loading encoding descriptions or it may
not, it's all system dependent. Moral of the story: use UTF8/16 if you
want your file to be maximally portable.


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