Re: [soapbuilders] XML encoding options
- On Mon, 07 Jul 2003 15:24:13 -0700, in ws you wrote:
>I see no reason why anything outside of utf-8 or utf-16 is needed,
>There is some work underway in axis land to fix the (inefficient,
>sporadically broken) XML marshalling in Axis1.1.
>(see http://nagoya.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19327 )
>It looks like the fix will simplified if the system *only* supports UTF8
>and UTF16 encodings, which are what WS-I basic profile say you must use.
>But there is some pressure to add support for other encodings, depending
>upon what the client sends in.
>So I have a question. It is: what are other people going to do?
>(a) only handle UTF8 or UTF16
>(b) let people select alternate encodings if they want.
>I am strongly in favour of (a) as if some impl suddenly starts handing
>obscure encodings, but everyone else's doesnt, then you dont get the
>option of switching back ends without exposing yourself to the risk that
>clients suddenly break.
PocketSOAP will decode the 4 encodings that expat supports
(utf8,utf16, us-ascii, iso-8859-1) but will only ever send utf-8.