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

Here's also an interesting article on some of the complexities
involved with you add the HTTP content-type specification into the
mix:  "XML on the Web Has Failed"

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM, 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
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-xml-20081126/#sec-guessing
> and
> 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.
> David
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