MSXML for Java Questions

David Brownell david-b at
Tue Sep 14 17:25:24 BST 1999

"Hunter, David" wrote:
> So if my assumption is correct, you won't be able to do what you want and
> get the text back from MSXML in ISO-8859-2; only in Unicode.

That'd be true of any XML parser in Java ... however, one
can always write the java.lang.String (or character array)
data into an appropriate OutputStreamWriter:

	Writer out = new OutputStreamWriter (

Most Java Virtual Machines don't accept the "ISO-8859-2" encoding
name, but they should accept "8859_2" instead (sigh).

- Dave

p.s. That doesn't mean that there aren't other reasons to avoid
     using the MSXML parser; it's not very conformant.

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