RE: SAXON and UTF-8
But then maybe it's the missing support for UTF-8 Byte Order Marks? > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael Kay > Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 3:28 PM > To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: RE: SAXON and UTF-8 > > > > Newbie observations: I get the following error when feeding > > SAXON with a XML document with UTF-8 encoding. > > > > -- > > E:\test\sampledocs>saxon dataseq.xml sampledoc.xsl > dataseq.fo > > Fatal error reported by XML parser: required character (found > > "?") (expected > > "<" > > ) > > URL: file:/E:/test/sampledocs/dataseq.xml > > Line: 1 > > Column: 5 > > Error > > required character (found "?") (expected "<") > > This message suggests that there's no problem with your UTF-8, > but there is > a problem with your XML. Without seeing the file, I can't tell > you what the > problem is. > > > Saving in "plain text" triggers the appropriate error message > > from SAXON: > > > > E:\test\sampledocs>saxon dataseq.xml sampledoc.xsl > dataseq.fo > > Fatal error reported by XML parser: bad continuation of > > multi-byte UTF-8 sequence (character code: 0x72) > > URL: file:/E:/test/sampledocs/dataseq.xml > > Line: -1 > > Column: 1477 > > Error > > bad continuation of multi-byte UTF-8 sequence (character code: 0x72) > > Transformation failed > > > > That error message could have been better. > > Yes. AElfred first tries to decode a buffer-full of bytes into characters, > and then looks for the newline characters that determine line > endings. If it > fails in the first step, then the line number is -1 and the > column number is > the byte offset where it hit trouble. In general, if the file is > not in the > expected encoding then line boundaries will not be detected correctly. > > Mike Kay > > > > > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list > XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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