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Re: "LSSerializer.writeToString - what encoding declaration?"

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 16:53:51 -0500
To: Kasimier Buchcik <kbuchcik@4commerce.de>
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1075758831.30764.126.camel@jfouffa.w3.org>
On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 08:29, Kasimier Buchcik wrote:
> I'm trying to implement the method LSSerializer.writeToString and would 
> like to know what encoding declaration should be written if serializing 
> the document node. Should it always be "UTF-16", or should it be the 
> current xmlEncoding (e.g. ISO-8859-1)? What about if the DOMString is 
> UTF-16LE encoded, as in our implementation: should it always be "UTF-16" 
> or "UTF-16LE" in this case?
> Any hints? I did not find any explicit information. The specs say: "this 
> method completely ignores all the encoding information available", but 
> I'm not sure about what this really means.

I thought this was resolved a few weeks ago but I didn't find traces of
it in the current internal version of the draft. I'll have to track this
down further.

> NOTE: After 2 months (!) of efforts to subscribe to this list, I 
> received the first mail from the list (2004-01-28). Since it is the only 
> one I received until now, I'm not sure if everything's working well: is 
> there simply not much traffic (I really did not expect that!), or does 
> the list have problems dispatching mails?

For some reasons, the system is now waiting for me to acknowledge the
subscriptions to this list so I might have missed yours.


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