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Re: Multiple Character Encodings in XSLT/XML

Subject: Re: Multiple Character Encodings in XSLT/XML
From: "Ramkumar Menon" <ramkumar.menon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:22:06 -0800
Re:  Multiple Character Encodings in XSLT/XML
fantastic explanations- crisp and to the point!.... thanks every one!


On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 9:57 AM, Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If this is not supported, why not? - Any theoretical reason?
> You would need a protocol that indicates where one encoding ends and the
> next one starts. This needs to be below the XML syntax layer, because the
> character decoding is generally operating on byte streams in a way that is
> independent of the syntactic context (and it would be very inefficient to do
> otherwise). Such protocols exist, for example ISO 2022, but they are not
> widely used, and with good reason: UTF-8 does the same thing much better.
> For example, with ISO 2022 you only know what encoding is used for a
> subsequence of the file if you have read forwards to that point from the
> beginning of the file.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_2022
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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-Ramkumar Menon
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