Re: State of the Art wrt XML/XSL.
/ Stephane Bortzmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
| On Saturday 15 July 2000, at 15 h 33,
| the keyboard of Michael Koehne <email@example.com> wrote:
| > default perl for Debian. To use Perl 5.6 is a requirement for
| > any serious XML work, because of `use utf8;`.
| You criticize very loudly Debian's handling of CPAN modules and,
| while I don't know if you are right about CPAN (because you provide
| no details), this claim is obviously ridiculous: I handle XML daily
| with Perl 5.005. Where did you see that UTF8 is mandatory for the
| XML author? Do you really use an UTF8 editor, for instance?
While it's true that you can do a lot of XML processing with Perl 5.005
and ASCII, it's also true that UTF8 is a required encoding for XML.
And I have, on several occasions, been tripped up by UTF8 encoded
files (produced by perfectly conforming XML applications) that then
get mangled by some perl script or another.
Be seeing you,
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