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Re: xsl transformation and special characters

From: Morten Andersen <mortena@mip.sdu.dk>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 16:44:05 +0200
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To: www-math@w3.org

So what you're suggesting is:

pipe these request.getParameter() through a UTF-8 java.io.InputStreamReader 
and we are now able to accept russian, math, and just about anything 
Unicode 3 in our forms.

         String math = request.getParameter("param");
         StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
         InputStream is = new InputStream();
         InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(is);

1) To change browser settings to auto-select
2) Changing the http header from the server-side. (How do I do that?)
3) Apply a solution like Paul's... to solve tomcat-bugs.

I tryed to change the browser settings with no luck, so I'll try Paul's 
solution even though it seems to be bad coding...


Morten Andersen
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At 15:26 04-07-2003 +0200, you wrote:

>David Carlisle wrote:
>>>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,
>In general, however, I think and hope the servers just DON'T send such 
>If this spec is correct, I know no browser that is applying it (perheaps 
>iCab) among the seven or eight I've met...
>>>Maybe one of the reasons is that Emacs 20 was still widespread these 
>>>last years...
>>what other editors are there:-)
>jEdit !
>(and that's UTF-8 aware!)
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