Re: [xsl] Probs using XSLT in browsers

Subject: Re: [xsl] Probs using XSLT in browsers
From: António Mota <amsmota@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:46:09 +0000
Ok, i think i understood. But that means that FF correctly guessed i
was using latin 1 or it simply ignores the illegal characters, cause
the problem only ocurred in IE.

Thanks again.

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 15:31:40 GMT, David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > but isn't that strange that it occurs even in comments?
> No.
> 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
> markup).
> David
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