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

Submitted by:  Piotr Drąg <piotrdrag>
Submitted on:  Fri 19 Jan 2018 03:36:25 PM UTC  
Category: XMLSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Need Info
Privacy: PublicAssigned 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>
Project Administrator
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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