RE: [xsl] Preseving character entities

Subject: RE: [xsl] Preseving character entities
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 14:45:21 -0000
But if he asks for UTF-8, then he will get non-ASCII characters encoded in
UTF-8, not represented as character references.

Time to ask the original poster: why? What are you trying to achieve?

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 25 November 2004 13:56
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [xsl] Preseving character entities
>   One more thing, now my resultant documents all have 
> encoding="us-ascii"
>   in their XML declarations. Can I make them UTF-8?
> you can't make them explictly utf8 but you can make them have no xml
> encoding declaration at all, by specifying that you don't want an xml
> declaration on your xsl:output...
> except that currently saxon mplements the last draft which 
> said that if
> you specify an encoding and then specify you don't want the
> xml-declaration that you get the declaration anyway (as in XSLT 1)
> the new draft (following at least in part from a public comment from
> me) says that xslt should do what you ask and not give you an xml
> declaration in this case.
> Any XML parser would then be required to correctly default this to
> utf-8.
> David
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