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Re: The encoding attribute

From: Oleg Tkachenko <oleg@tkachenko.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 19:20:14 +0200
Message-ID: <41BB2C4E.4020709@tkachenko.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

>   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's defined in 4.3:

The encoding of such a resource is determined by:

     * external encoding information, if available, otherwise
     * if the media type of the resource is text/xml, application/xml, 
or matches the conventions text/*+xml or application/*+xml as described 
in XML Media Types [IETF RFC 3023], the encoding is recognized as 
specified in XML, otherwise
     * the value of the encoding attribute if one exists, otherwise
     * UTF-8.

Oleg Tkachenko
Multiconn Technologies, Israel
Received on Saturday, 11 December 2004 17:15:59 UTC

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