Re: character entities in UTF-8 files

From: Chris Jacobs (
Date: Tue Jul 12 2005 - 18:28:59 CDT

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    From: "Peter Constable" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 11:03 PM
    Subject: RE: character entities in UTF-8 files

    > > From: []
    > > On Behalf Of Chris Jacobs
    > > > We have an XML based application...
    > > Only it does not stand for e acute, as far as unicode is involved it
    > > just stands for itself, for &#233;.
    > >
    > > Of course you are allowed to have agreements with your users about
    > > replacing &#233; by e acute or by whatever you want to replace it by.
    > Since this is an XML application, then at the level of XML parsing,
    > &#233 must be interpreted as e-acute; he is not allowed to have
    > agreements with his users about replacing &#233 with anything else.

    Except that not: specifies UTF-8 files as source, but: "specifies UTF-8
    files as input".
    So this &#233; is not in the XML source, but in the input which the XML
    The &#233 will then not be parsed as XML, just like when you write in BASIC
    a text editing program the edited text will not be scanned for BASIC key
    words unless you for whatever reason program it to do so.

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