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Re: [xml-dev] Encodings and how they're specified

On 05/07/2011 15:22, Joe Fawcett wrote:
> , I still don't see how it manages to read the encoding mentioned in
> the XML declaration with only the BOM available?

you are verging off list, but

a) lt's specified here


b) in the absence of external http header information, using the bom and 
or the first few bytes encoding "<?xml" it can figure out how (most 
likely) the ascii range of characters are encoded and that's good enough 
to be able to read the encoding declaration and fix up the encoding once 
you have read that.


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