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RE: Language declaration question

Here are a couple of tutorials that may help to understand the general
issues involved:



As David Carlisle mentions in his post, sticking with UTF-8 or UTF-16 is a
good idea.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hewko, Doug [mailto:Doug.Hewko@ccra-adrc.gc.ca]
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 4:20 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: 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.)
> For example:
> 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
> of Windows? 
> 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
> different language?
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