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Re: submission/@encoding

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:57:54 -0700
To: Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
Cc: ebruchez@gmail.com, Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFE3D8C349.1753642D-ON882579E9.0070884A-882579E9.00732BB8@ca.ibm.com>
Actually, XML 1.0 is making a statement about parsing, not serialization, 
so technically we can't rely directly on the XML 1.0 spec.

However, submission/@encoding is one of those attributes that is meant to 
be parallel to the same attribute on the XSLT output element, which 
requires serialization support for UTF-8 and UTF-16 and all other formats 
are optional.  Of course, XSLT output was meant to mirror XML input which 
is why I said "technically" above.

Cheers,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Engineer, IBM Forms and Smarter Web Applications
IBM Canada Software Lab, Victoria
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From:   Erik Bruchez <erik@bruchez.org>
To:     Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>
Date:   23/04/2012 11:27 AM
Subject:        Re: submission/@encoding
Sent by:        ebruchez@gmail.com



On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Steven Pemberton
<Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
> In 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#The_submission_Element_2
> it says:
>
>        encoding
>        Author-optional attribute specifying an encoding for 
serialization.
> The default is "UTF-8".
>
> Does this mean that we only require UTF-8 and the rest are MAYs? Should 
we
> not say more here?

XML 1.0 says the following [1]:

"All XML processors must accept the UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings of Unicode"

So when dealing with XML, UTF-8 and UTF-16 are required. When dealing
with other text content, I don't know.

Either way, I am not sure if we need to say more.

-Erik

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#charsets
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