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RE: Unicode usage

Subject: RE: Unicode usage
From: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@xxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 16:22:54 +0100
RE:  Unicode usage
> From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Thomas B.
> Passin
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 4:13 PM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  Unicode usage
> [Julian Reschke]
> >
> > No, I'm saying that the encoding is completely irrelevant, as long the
> > encoding declaration and the *actual* encoding match. Wrong declarations
> are
> > the problem, because if the declaration doesn't match the encoding, the
> user
> > agent will do the wrong thing for non-ASCII characters (ignoring EBCDIC
> for
> > a moment :-).
> >
> Yes, there have been a lot of utf-8 or default encoding declarations when
> the encoding was iso-8859-x, to call out a common case.  I was under the
> impression that, at least on Win95/98, that you could still have the wrong
> high-order characters displayed even with correct encoding declarations.
> But maybe I'm wrong here...

It would depend on the User Agent, not the platform. If this is actually
true for any "recent" version of IE (let's say, since 4.0), I'd like to see
some evidence before I believe it :-)

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