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Request for clarification: xsl:output - interaction of omit-xml-declaration and encoding

From: Michael Kay <mhkay@iclway.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:51:34 +0100
To: <xsl-editors@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001c01c0cca1$752f02b0$0100007f@PCUKMKA>
A user complains that with

<xsl:output omit-xml-declaration="yes" encoding="iso-8859-1"/>

Saxon ignores the omit-xml-declaration attribute.

Other processors apparently produce output that violates the rule in XML
section 4.3.3, namely:

"parsed entities which are stored in an encoding other than UTF-8 or UTF-16
must begin with a text declaration containing an encoding declaration".

The spec doesn't make it clear what the intended behavior is here: could we
have a ruling please?

(I think the user in this case wants to produce ill-formed XML fragments
that can be concatenated together to produce a well-formed XML document).

The interaction of omit-xml-declaration with standalone, doctype-system, and
doctype-public is also unclear.

Mike Kay
Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2001 05:30:05 UTC

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