encoding problem fixed

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Fri Jul 30 19:57:41 BST 1999

David Brownell wrote:

> As I noted elsewhere, a better guideline is always to pass a URI to
> the InputSource, and only use I/O streams (Reader or InputStream)
> with exquisite care.  Reader in the case of data whose encoding is
> externally tagged (e.g. MIME entities or database contents); and if
> the encoding isn't externally recorded, _only then_ use InputStream.

Note that SAX lets you pass an InputStream and a media type together;
this is useful if you know the type and don't have an URI.  This may
be more efficient than instantiating your own InputStreamReader,
depending on the parser.

	John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan	cowan at ccil.org
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