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Re: IE 6.0 cannot handle Japanese yet

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:06:16 +0200
To: MURATA Makoto <EB2M-MRT@asahi-net.or.jp>
Cc: "Christian Wolfgang Hujer" <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <3akitt4i6b6nhlj6uv9em0d9m5p1fvkdk3@4ax.com>
* MURATA Makoto wrote:
>Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:
>> 
>> The document of the URL specified is not UTF-8 but probably UTF-16 encoded.
>> You have to state any non-UTF-8-Encoding in the XML-Declaration. The
>> xml-declaration of your document is wrong, it has to be <?xml version="1.0"
>> encoding="utf-16"?>. So the document is no XML document (it is not
>> well-formed).
>
>No, UTF-16 XML documents do not require encoding declarations.  The BOM 
>is good enough.  See XML 1.0.

However,

  % http-head http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~eb2m-mrt/jisho.xml
  HTTP/1.1 200 OK
  Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 12:04:38 GMT
  Server: Apache/1.3.20 (Unix)
  Last-Modified: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:10:05 GMT
  ETag: "20fa-1a2-3bd8476d"
  Accept-Ranges: bytes
  Content-Length: 418
  Connection: close
  Content-Type: text/xml

Since the document is said to be text/xml without charset parameter,
conforming processors issue a fatal error for your test case, since they
must assume us-ascii as character encoding and the BOM is not
expressable in us-ascii.
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