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From "Volkm@r" <plsdontre...@arcor.de>
Subject Re: Encoding problems
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2004 09:35:59 GMT
Gerald Aichholzer wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 11:02:43 +0200, Volkm@r <plsdontreply@arcor.de> wrote:
> 
>> Jan Hoskens wrote:
>>
>>> You may want to take a look at the wiki page:  
>>> http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/RequestParameterEncoding
>>> I had this problem a while ago:  
>>> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-users&m=109100902605917&w=2
>>> I'm wondering what the best solution is and which encoding is 
>>> preferred  for handling special characters or when UTF-8 / ISO 8859-1 
>>> should/could  be used.
>>
>>
>> I can't see any reason why not to use Unicode charset with UTF-8  
>> encoding only. It is supported by all common browsers ans allows you 
>> to  use *all* Unicode 
>> <http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~richard/unicode-sample.html>  characters by 
>> just typing them into the source code.
>> Make sure that the charset information sent with HTTP header is  
>> compliant with the document's encoding.
>> Most browsers will use it for encoding input in forms.
> 
> 
> I have a similar experience (and still no solution for it). All my
> source XML-files are UTF-8 encoded. Coocon generates UTF-8 encoded
> XHTML.
> 
> Mozilla and Firebird display the national characters correctly. But
> Internet Explorer and Opera show only garbage instead of the special
> characters.

Don't know exactly about Opera, but M$IE definitely doesn't evaluate

           <?xml version="1.0" encoding="..."?>.

Instead it wants to get the correct HTTP header's charset information.
-- 
Volkmar W. Pogatzki


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