encoding problem fixed

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Sat Jul 31 07:50:22 BST 1999

> Actually, that's not correct either.  My general advice is to pass a
> URI to the parser -- which is required to do the correct thing!
> In fact, my own basic guidance is never to pass any sort of I/O stream
> (InputStream -or- Reader!) to the parser; let the parser work from the
> URI, if at all possible.  It's normally quite possible, and it's a lot
> less likely to handle the encodings wrong than application code!!

Hence James Clark's solution (make a URI out of the filename), which I now
use. There's a moral here and those of you who know James Clark probably
learnt it a long time ago :-)

James Tauber

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