From: Martin Duerst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 16:15:03 EST
At 11:24 03/02/21 -0800, Markus Scherer wrote:
>Marco Cimarosti wrote:
>>BTW, would it be possible to encode XML in SCSU?
>Yes. Any reasonable SCSU encoder will stay in the ASCII-compatible
>single-byte mode until it sees a character from beyond Latin-1. Thus the
>encoding declaration will be ASCII-readable.
I think there are various different issues here:
- Would it be possible to *en*code an XML document in SCSU?
The answer is clearly yes.
- Would it be *possible* to have such documents *de*coded by an XML
processor according to the rules in Appendix F of the XML Recommendation
(i.e. no external encoding information, such as in a standalone file).
The answer to this question is what Markus said above.
- Is it *probable* that an XML processor decodes XML in SCSU?
No, XML processors are only required to support UTF-8 and UTF-16.
Many of them support other encodings, such as iso-8859-1,..., but
support for SCSU is thin as far as I'm aware.
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