SAX/C++: UTF-8 v UTF-16

David Megginson david at
Mon Dec 6 11:40:40 GMT 1999

Michael Fuller writes:
 > James Clark wrote:
 > > David Megginson wrote:
 > > > 4. Hold my nose and use UTF-8 rather than UTF-16, for compatibility
 > > >    with most existing C++ code.
 > > I would say there was at least as much C++ code using UTF-16 as using UTF-8.
 > [...]
 > > There are a couple of possible solutions:
 > > 
 > > 1. A lo-tech solution.  Provide a SAXChar typedef [...]
 > > 
 > > 2. A hi-tech solution.  [use templates]
 > 3. Use a similar solution to the Java spec: provide both a ByteStream
 >    and a CharacterStream in InputSource, which has two benefits.

Unfortunately, the problem is not input from the document but output
to the client.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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