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Re: xsl transformation and special characters

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2003 13:52:08 +0100
Message-Id: <200307041252.NAA26118@penguin.nag.co.uk>
To: paul@activemath.org
CC: www-math@w3.org

> we have observed that most browsers do honour always the encoding 
> given in the file even though the server gives a different header

touchy subject that. The XML spec states _explictly_ that a browser
should ignore the file and believe the server if they differ, lots of
people think this is wrong as it's easy (say for XSLT) to put the right
xml declaration in the file, but it's a lot harder for people to make
sure when they upload to a server that it is served with the correct
header. So many browsers ignore the spec and try to use the "right
encoding". It's not at all clear that the spec is sensible here, but
telling browser makers (one in particular:-) that ignoring the spec is
OK sets a dangerous precedent,

> Maybe one of the reasons is that Emacs 20 was still widespread these 
> last years...

what other editors are there:-)


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