Re: Re: Problem with encoding using document function
aDocXml.createProcessingInstruction("xml", " version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1'") the <?xml syntax is not a processing instruction, it's an xml declaration. It tells a parser some things (mainly the encoding) that it needs to interpret the bytes in the file as unicode characters. once the thing is parsed into a tree it's not really in an encoding at all in that sense it is a data structure that contains characters, not a string of bytes that encode uniocde according to some encoding. (Of course really it's all just 1's and 0's in memory so everything is an encoding really but that is working at a different level. So if your xsml document has already been processed enough to generate an aDocXml object the system must already have figured out what encoding the original file was in, so the above, even if it worked, would not have any effect. > I've attached the string containing the instruction to the beginig of the XML. > response.Write "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""ISO-8859-1"" ?>" & aDocXml.xml that looks dangerous. The rest of the file will be linearised according to the object's .xml method in whatever encoding that uses (mst likely utf8 or utf16 I'd have thought) but you are unconditionally appending a declaration that the file is in latin1. Note that if the file is in utf8 but you say it's latin1 you won't get an error, you just get spurious characters which is why people often complain about getting accented A appearing before no breaking space; it's what you get if you interpret a utf8 byte stream as latin 1. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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