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The encoding attribute

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 06:30:40 +0100
To: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <41bf82c9.671447937@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

Dear XML Core Working Group,

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/PR-xinclude-20040930/ in section 3.1 states:

[...]
  encoding 

    When parse="text", it is sometimes impossible to correctly detect
    the encoding of the text resource. The encoding attribute specifies
    how the resource is to be translated. The value of this attribute is
    an EncName as defined in XML specification, section 4.3.3, rule
    [81]. The encoding attribute has no effect when parse="xml". 
[...]

It is not clear from the text above when the encoding attribute takes
priority over other information. If using this attribute means that
other encoding information such as the value of the charset parameter
for text/* types is ignored, please state this explicitly in the text.
If this is a fallback value when there is no other reliable information
please state that explicitly.

It is not clear whether the requirements for character encodings in the
XML 1.0 Recommendation also apply to this attribute, for example, it is
recommended there that unregistered labels use the x- prefix. Please
state explicitly whether these requirements apply to this attribute
aswell.

regards.
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