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Subject: Re: [xsl] ISO8859-1 encoding
From: "Betty Harvey" <harvey@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 13:15:21 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Geert:

I recently was faced with the same problem.  Fortunately I could modify
the XML.  I used an external entity file that maps the ISO 8859-1
character set to UTF encoding.  If you are already using a DTD and have
entity declarations in the document declaration subset then you only need
to add the entity declaration and call in the entity.

Saxon is happy and I am happy.

<!DOCTYPE mydoc [
<!ENTITY % ISOCharacters SYSTEM "ISOCharacters.ent">

I don't know if this will work on your situation!

Good luck!


> Hi all,
> I need to deal with XML that has this encoding="ISO8859-1",
> I am not sure about this, some parsers seem to accept it
> I am using Saxon command-line on a win 2008 server.
> I am using collection() since I have to combine a bunch of these XML
> into one resulting XML
> Saxon throws an error because of the encoding.
> I assume it is the underlying parser that does this
> What are my options to make Saxon accept this encoding?
> My last resort would be to have a Ruby or Python up front that transforms
> the
> encoding="ISO8859-1"
> into
> encoding="ISO-8859-1"
> but my customer will be hard to convince to throw yet another
> technology on his server
> Thanks in advance
> Geert

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