Re: [xsl] XML Cooktop -- free software for Windows

Subject: Re: [xsl] XML Cooktop -- free software for Windows
From: "Michael Beddow" <mbnospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 11:26:10 +0100
On Saturday, July 07, 2001 11:20 PM
XML Everywhere wrote:

> We're pleased to announce that XML Cooktop
> still hasn't been updated for an unbearably
> long duration.

And there's another one that breezily says:

> Character Encodings
> Character encoding is a problem with XML Cooktop's editor
> which is just a basic Win32 control.  Since the editor also works
> on Windoze 95 which doesn't have UNICODE, there is limited
> support for character sets that need all 8 bits (UTF-8) and no
> support for character sets that need more than 8 bits (e.g., UTF-16).

> XML Cooktop will gradually support more encodings, but not for a
> long time.  UTF-16 is the highest priority at the moment.

Presumably because you have to work harder to handle UTF-8 in
on MS development platforms prior to the .NET SDK

> Cooktop is most effective for those who work with 7-bit ASCII files.
> If you routinely work with other encodings you must either resort to
> command-line utilities or commercial software.

So there...

Michael Beddow
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