RE: SAXON and UTF-8
> Windows Notepad saves UTF8 files with Byte Order Mark, and > AFAIK, the XML > parser in Saxon (AElfred) doesn't support this (at least it > didn't last time I checked). > The question is, can an XML document (or entity) in UTF-8 encoding start with a BOM? The fact that Unicode allows it, and the fact that Notepad can create it, doesn't make it legal XML. My reading of the XML spec is that it expects to find BOM only in UTF-16 files. I can't see any total prohibition of a BOM in a UTF-8 file, but the spec certainly seems to assume that they won't occur. If anyone thinks otherwise, I'd like to see evidence from the XML specification, which is the only definitive source. This is of course totally off-topic for XSLT. Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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