RE: [xsl] xalan encoding issues?

Subject: RE: [xsl] xalan encoding issues?
From: "Passin, Tom" <tpassin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2002 09:52:46 -0400
I said

> > > 2.If the encoding is not specified in the xml file, what 
> does xalan 
> > > assume as a default encoding?
> > 
> > Default is UTF-8
> > 

[Tom P] 
> To be complete, this is required by the XML Rec, it has 
> nothing specifically to do with either Xalan or Xerces.

To be a bit more complete, the processor can also accept UTF-16 if the
encoding is not otherwise specified, providing there is a suitable Byte
Order Mark at the start of the file.  The usual case no doubt is that
there is no BOM, and then the default must be taken to be UTF-8.

 Tom P

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