From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 10:17:05 EDT
Jon Hanna scripsit:
> Not strictly true. The default encoding scheme's is UTF-8 *or* UTF-16LE *or*
> UTF-16BE, it's trivial to tell which of these an XML document is in by
> looking at the first few bytes, as described in Appendix F of the XML Spec
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-guessing>. You MUST accept all of these to
> comply with the XML spec.
Ahem. The names "UTF-16LE" and "UTF-16BE" refer to BOMless versions of the
UTF-16 encoding, and may *not* be used in XML documents without an XML
declaration. Nor are all XML parsers required to support them.
XML parsers MUST support UTF-16, with a BOM and in either order, and UTF-8.
All other encodings MUST be properly declared.
(Bogusly IMHO, an HTTP Content-Type: header overrides this rule.)
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