Philipp von Weitershausen wrote at 2007-1-14 14:59 +0100:
>Traditionally, you parse an 8bit string, figure out its encoding (e.g.
>from <?xml encoding="utf-8"?> and return some representation of that XML
>with unicode data. That's why it's actually quite ok for XML parsers to
>only accept string data.
Parsing usually means rebuilding the structure from a text string and *NOT*
encoding guessing or Unicode decoding.
Therefore, it is actually quite stupid for a parser
to try to encode an already decoded string (i.e. a Unicode string)
only that it can guess the encoding ;-)
A halfway intelligent parser would accept Unicode when it gets it
and concentrate on the remaining part of its task: either reporting
structural events or building a parse tree.
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