multiple encoding specs (Re: IE5.0 does not conform to RFC2376)

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at
Wed Apr 7 19:51:31 BST 1999

>  >An alternative method for achieving the same result is to use a filter
> >(this can be done in Apache and in Jigsaw) which automatically emits the
> >correct charset parameter based on reading the encoding declaration in
> >the XML instance.
> I think this is the approach that, ultimately, we all are 
> hoping will be deployed.

I'm not keen on this approach, but it would be a step in the right
direction. I have some servlets for doing this, and for also handling
the *.mim type.

I still dislike the encoding information in the PI.... as you noted
there are 3 levels at which mistakes can be made, and the PI means
that you might have to "fix" the document in the face of transcoding.

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