Re: [xsl] International Characters in attributes

Subject: Re: [xsl] International Characters in attributes
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 13:55:52 GMT
> Oh but it does, and how! That's a very WesternEuro-centric view.
Or a standards conforming view, depending on how you view it.

>  see the endless problems they can have with their browser displays,
> mostly down to incorrect encoding settings.

Yes but surely some of these problems are down to hand written pages
which don't correctly identify the encoding they use.
An HTML page written by XSLT should not have that problem. 

As no non ascii characters are needed in the markup, you should be able
to write out any page in any encoding without loss of information, as
any characters not encoded may be used via character references.  If a
browser does not pick up the encoding specified in the file and do the
right thing then that is a problem with the browser.  If utf-8 encoding
is used then any XML system must support it, and most modern HTML
systems will as well, won't they?


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