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[bug-gettext] bug #52932: XML doesn’t default to UTF-8

From: Roumen Petrov
Subject: [bug-gettext] bug #52932: XML doesn’t default to UTF-8
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:26:42 +0200
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There is no exactly default encoding for xml as specification requires xml processor to support UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoding - for more details see chapter https://www.w3.org/TR/xml/#charencoding .

Next encoding is required if is not UTF-8 or UTF-16. Actually is more complicated. Let me quote from specification (same chapter) : "In the absence of external character encoding information (such as MIME headers), parsed entities which are stored in an encoding other than UTF-8 or UTF-16 /MUST/ begin with a text declaration ...."

So if there is no explicit specification of according to standard encoding is either UTF-8 or UTF-16.


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