Re: [govtrack] people.xml potential data format change
- Joe Germuska wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Josh Tauberer wrote:I've just made the change. The lastname and name attributes are affected.
>> If I change the lastname field in people.xml to have non-ASCII
>> characters, e.g. with Puerto Rico's Luis Fortuño getting the tilde
>> instead of Fortuno, will people be adversely affected?
> Assuming that you make this change
> (and I'm a firm believer in gettingWell, I've got XML files throughout the site and don't want to start
> character encodings clear from the beginning), I'd encourage you also
> to make explicit the encoding in the XML declaration.
redoing all of them... Without a BOM or explicit encoding, it's always
UTF-8 right? Seems simple enough.
All of my files are (intended to be) UTF-8 encoded. After many years of
struggling with UTF-8 in Perl, it's still tricky for me to get it right.
- Josh Tauberer
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