David Megginson ak117 at
Wed Jan 28 22:21:15 GMT 1998

Gavin McKenzie writes:

 > On a related note...I have felt that it should be possible to attach the
 > encoding declaration to any element in a manner similar to xml:lang.
 > Typically our customers (who often are not able to make use of Unicode)
 > require the ability to switch from one character encoding scheme to
 > another on the fly within the same physical document (e.g. switching
 > from Shift-JIS to Latin-1 and back).  Referencing an external entity
 > makes it possible, but not acceptable for our customers. 

NOTATION attributes could be used for transliteration schemes, but I
don't know if they could/should be used to shift encoding.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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