[jdom-interest] JDOM/xerces Encoding Questions

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Tue Oct 9 16:56:57 PDT 2001

> I have some basic questions about unicode , xml and JDOM:
> 1.  Does JDOM and xerces handle encoding="Big5"?

Should.  If it doesn't work straight off, Xerces has a toggle to tell it
to handle all Java-supported encodings, and that'll definitely make it

> 2. If someone takes the XML files that now flow happily through my
> applications and changes UTF-8 to Big5 will there be problems that require
> application changes?

In memory it's all Unicode all the time.

> 3. If my applications do literal compares to elements such as tag names,
> xml syntax, etc.  in the xml, will they still work?



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