RE: [xsl] Character encoding in MSXML 3.0 from VB

Subject: RE: [xsl] Character encoding in MSXML 3.0 from VB
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 10:14:49 -0000
> most recently, the Euro symbol.  Not to attempt to defend Microsoft's 
> standards record, but in this instance they did pretty well by not 
> pretending that what they're using is a standard ...

So why, when Microsoft first introduced their extended version of
ISO-8859-1, did they call it "ANSI"?

(I've always told people it's because they bought their copy of the ISO
standard from ANSI, who apparently republish ISO standards in the States
under ANSI's own branding: but that may be apocryphal).

As far as I'm aware the actual history of ISO 8859-1 is that it was
developed in ECMA, under the name ECMA-72, as a modified form of the
proprietary but very similar character set known as DEC Multinational,
widely used in the vt100 family of terminal protocols.

Mike Kay

 XSL-List info and archive:

Current Thread