bugGNU gettext - Bugs: bug #52932, XML doesn’t default to UTF-8


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

Submitter:  Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>
Submitted:  Fri 19 Jan 2018 03:36:25 PM UTC
Category:  XML Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Tue 23 Jan 2018 09:38:16 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Because XML's default encoding, when the file lacks a BOM, or an encoding statement, is UTF-8, and it's considered a "fatal error" to be in a different encoding than the one specified (explicitly or not).


Bastien Nocera <hadess>
Fri 19 Jan 2018 04:18:37 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Why? Why make an assumption about the encoding (that assumption can be wrong) - thus possibly produce an file in another encoding than the one the caller expects? When we have a way to get away without this assumption and produce a valid and unambiguous XML always.

Bruno Haible <haible>
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Fri 19 Jan 2018 03:36:25 PM UTC, original submission:  

If an XML file doesn’t specify encoding (or the XML declaration is missing altogether), then gettext uses an alternative character representation (&#xXXXX;). It should rather just default to UTF-8.

Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>


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