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Quick Comments on Types/Encoding of XML

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 12:21:14 -0400
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To: "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Note, if the XML is anything other than UTF-8 or UTF-16, the encoding should
be present:


        Because each XML entity not in UTF-8 or UTF-16 format must begin
with an 
        XML encoding declaration, in which the first characters must be
'<?xml', any 
        conforming processor can detect, after two to four octets of input,
which of the 
        following cases apply. 

Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Friday, 15 October 1999 12:22:53 UTC

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