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Re: Diacritic Signs

From: Bill Kearney <bill@wkearney.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 14:22:02 -0500
Message-ID: <007e01c2c24b$8aa8f6e0$2000a8c0@wkearney.com>
To: "Stephen K. Rhoads" <rhoads@thrupoint.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

If your browser isn't configured to use a given encoding how can the server
guess to use a different one?

Connection negotiation is often the hidden problem in many encoding debugging

Using UTF-8 works for almost everything.  UTF-16 does cover everything (very,
very nearly).  If your application can figure out what the source encoding is
and then transcode it into UTF-8 you'd be in good shape.  At least for a
majority of situations.

-Bill Kearney

(which rdf list is or isn't supposed to be chat-like?)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen K. Rhoads" <rhoads@thrupoint.net>
To: <cco@dydax.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: Diacritic Signs

> So, I added the "iso-8859-1" encoding declaration, and it worked, but ONLY
> when I retrieved the RDF document from a web server using the "Parse URI"
> feature in the RDF Validator.  When I cut and paste via a browser window, I
> get the same error.  Any thoughts as to why?
> Also, I anticipate adding additional languages in the future which go beyond
> the characters in 8859.  Thus I would prefer to generate files encoded in
> UTF-8.  Any tips on how to do this?  I'm using PERL and various text editors
> to generate my XML.
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 14:31:04 UTC

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