Re: [xsl] character encoding with MSXML3

Subject: Re: [xsl] character encoding with MSXML3
From: "Cees Dekker" <cees.dekker@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:45:05 +0200
Does somebody know where to find which Unicode characters Explorer and
Netscape support?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [xsl] character encoding with MSXML3

> [MacEwan, James ]
> > >
> > I thought that the ALT-130 character was something a non-Microsoft
> > running on a non-
> > Windows operating system might have trouble with and that putting out
> > &eacute; was a better bet for a public web site with users running
> > who-know-what. (i.e. that practically every HTML compliant browser would
> > render the &eacute; character correctly.)
> >
> > Perhaps a more fundamental question that I need answered is is the
> &eacute;
> > output better than the ALT-130 character (or are the two equivalent for
> any
> > browser)?
> >
> ALT-130 depends on the operating system, language, and perhaps the
> How it displays in a Microsoft system depends on the "code page" in use.
> When you press ALT-130, some particular character value is put into the
> file.
> An xml processor will understand that code using its encoding, whether
> declared or default.  It won't be using you code page unless you are using
> processor that understands code page 1252, or whatever.  Even if you are -
> which would be rare - the processor will translate that character into
> UTF-8, UTF-16 (as in the DOM) or whatever the processor uses internally.
> A defined character reference uniquely specifies some well-defined
> character.  How it will display, will still depend on whether the display
> system or browser knows how to display the thing correctly, as well as
> whether the browser understands the encoding in use.
> Cheers,
> Tom P
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