Re: [REPOST, LONG] XML and tags (LONG) - SCSU for XML

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Feb 21 2003 - 23:06:34 EST

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    Martin Duerst scripsit:

    > - 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.

    Processors don't have to apply the methods of Appendix F, which is a
    non-normative section anyhow. They can glork the right encoding from
    context, or apply trial and error among the list of encodings they know.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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