RE: How to read the encoding of an XML document
> >You can't. By the time the XML parser has done its work, the original > >encoding of the file is of no further interest, since all > the characters are > >now in Unicode. > > When you say Unicode, does that equate to UTF-8, UTF-16, UTF-32 or > something else? Or does the answer depend upon the XML > parser you are > using, which in my case is MSXML3.0? When the XML is in a file on disk, each Unicode character is represented by one or more bytes, so it's reasonable to talk about encoding. When the XML has been parsed and is passed to your application via an API, the characters are typically variables of some data type depending on your programming language, so their binary representation is no longer of any concern. Mike Kay XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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