Re: I18N / UTF-8 versus US-ASCII
On 4/4/06, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > It would be interesting to know if anyone who was using US-ASCII > > output had to switch to a broader encoding because of some issue.... > > I also tend do use US-ASCII for anything that might go near a web server > although I make sure to use omit-xml-encoding in that case as well so > that the files are well formed as UTF-8 documents and parsable by all > XML systems. An XML system may (and if i recall correctly, some older > ones, eg IE6 if running under windows 2000 in some configurations, did) > issue a fatal "unknown encoding" error if presented with a file saying > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> > even though the same file would parse correctly if this line were > removed. It's worth pointing out that in XSLT 1.0 specifying anything other than UTF-8 or UTF-16 will override omit-xml-declaration="yes" and output the xml declaration even if the encoding is a subset of one of the defaults, and therefore still perfectly legal (I'm surprised you didn't mention it as you were the one who proprosed the change weren't you?)
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