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RE: Loosing encoding information
- From: "Julian Reschke" <julian dot reschke at gmx dot de>
- To: <xsl-list at lists dot mulberrytech dot com>
- Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:19:36 +0100
- Subject: RE: [xsl] Loosing encoding information
- Reply-to: xsl-list at lists dot mulberrytech dot com
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Ragulf
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 2:55 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [xsl] Loosing encoding information
> Hello again,
> Hopefully not problem but question (whether it is a problem for
> me depends
> on the answers to my question :)
> Julian Reschke:
> > > Set oXml = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument")
> > > Set oXsl = Server.CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument")
> > >
> > > call oXml.loadXML(vXmlData)
> > > call oXsl.load(Server.MapPath(".\Stylesheets\File.xsl"))
> > >
> > > sData=oXml.transformNode(oXsl)
> > > Response.Write(sData)
> >Never do that. You'll loose encoding information.
> > oXml.transformNode(oXsl, Response)
> >And complain to MSDN about their faulty examples.
> I have never heard of this, loosing encoding information before,
> and I use
> this code all over when transforming my documents. Can you (or
Did you ever have content with non-ASCII or non-ISO-8859-* characters?
> anyone else)
> please explain to me what exactly I am loosing? (When I say encoding, I
> strongly presume that you don't mean the character encoding as in the
> problem I had, but in a broader way...?)
If your response object happens to use a non-Unicode encoding, the XML
you're writing to will be malformed (it doesn't declare it's encoding, yet
it contains non-ASCII characters).
> Insidently, I looked up w3shool.com, looking for examples of the "right"
> way, and they showed (transforming on the client):
> Which is not exactly the same as Julian Reschke's example, but doesn't
> convert it into a string, before output, either.
This is somehow different, because you're writing to a document (HTML DOM),
not a response object (which wraps a byte stream).
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