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

David & Chris
Thanks to you both, I was searching for that sort of explanation and just couldn't find it.
(David: Not sure why I'm off list though, surely this is part of XML development? Feel free to explain off list if you think it's best.)


On 5 July 2011 15:35, David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> wrote:
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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