Re: 8bit ascii encoding
> If I choose utf-8 as my > output encoding, there will be no BOM usually there isn't one but XML 1.0 2nd edition clarifies that a UTF8 BOM is allowed. > and characters in the original > ascii range will be output exactly as if I had chosen ascii...? (0-127) yes > So in theory, any program that takes the output, copies it byte-for-byte > and adds some its own bytes in ascii, would maintain the original utf-8 > encoding (therefore any program told to read it in utf-8 would be > successful). Is this sound? yes, just make sure you don't add any latin-1 characters in latin-1 (single byte) encoding, that's where people usually fall over. Adding adding a poung sign as £ will break your file. David _____________________________________________________________________ This message has been checked for all known viruses by Star Internet delivered through the MessageLabs Virus Scanning Service. For further information visit http://www.star.net.uk/stats.asp or alternatively call Star Internet for details on the Virus Scanning Service. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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