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> On the contrary, the xml declaration is entirely in ascii
> except for a
> possible byte order mark, so the processor can determine 8-bit vs.
> 16-bit encodings from the BOM and the <?xml, and then read
> the encoding
> declaration, knowing that it is in ascii.
It's perfectly legitimate to use encodings that are not supersets of
US-ASCII, for example EBCDIC. A parser that wants to handle such encodings
has to examine the first few bytes in the file and see whether they match
"<?xml" in any of the encodings that it supports.