Re: [xsl] Probs using XSLT in browsers

Subject: Re: [xsl] Probs using XSLT in browsers
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:31:40 GMT
> but isn't that strange that it occurs even in comments?


XML is defined to be a series of (unicode characters) whereas your file
consists of a series of bytes. So the first thing (conceptually) that
has to happen is that a) the system figures out what encoding you are
usinmg and then (b) translates the sequence of bytes into a sequence of
characters and then (c) parses that sequence of characters looking for
XML markup.

A real XML parser most likely interleaves these into a single pass, but
logically they are distinct and if you have an encoding error (such as
an illegal utf8 byte when the system thought it was reading utf8 (but
you intended latin 1) then logically you get a fatal error after stage
(b) and before the file can be parsed looking for comments (or any other


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