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Subject: RE: [xsl] encoding <-> omit-xml-declaration
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 13:38:05 -0000

> 
> Since ASCII is a subset of UTF-8, an  XML file created using ASCII + 
> entities should be correctly read if the reader assumed it 
> was UTF-8.  
> That is, there should be no harm in
> writing some (most?)  UTF-8 characters as entities.  (or am I missing 
> something here?)
> 
> What does XSLT 2.0 say about needing the xml declaration for 
> such encodings?
> 
> Is US-ASCII such an encoding? 
> 

There is a last call comment (which I consider to be a perfectly
reasonable request) asking us to add US-ASCII to the list. I guess we
will have to use words such as "any encoding supported by the processor
that can be correctly decoded by a UTF-8 decoder", or something to that
effect.

Michael Kay


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