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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Encoding-atribute in site.xml (copied from user list)
Date Tue, 10 May 2005 15:45:38 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> RG> Since the template files do use UTF-8 it makes sense for them to be
> RG> defined as using UTF-8.
> Agreed. No harm done in making it explicit.
> RG> No it is not an editor problem. In the absence of an encoding attribute
> RG> the editor will assume a certain type of encoding. What this assumption
> RG> is would be dependant on the local settings of the editor (in some cases
> RG> this means the settings of the Operating System).
> Just for the sake of the argument :-)
> I just looked this up in some of my references and they
> state that an xml-file without encoding attribute is utf-8 or
> utf-16 (depending on the byte order mark).
> Which to me means that xml-editors that assume something else are not
> conforming to the xml-standards. Or am I missing something?

No it might well have been me that was missing something.

Nevertheless, there is no harm in having the encoding present, even if 
it is a problem with editors.


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