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Re^3: XML::Simple and ISO-8859-1 encoding buggy?

by Anonymous Monk
on May 28, 2021 at 01:51 UTC ( #11133191=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: XML::Simple and ISO-8859-1 encoding buggy?
in thread XML::Simple and ISO-8859-1 encoding buggy?

gzip/bzip2/deflate/compress/base64/quoted-printable are all encodings

decoded_content decodes these (and more)

XML::Simple doesn't decode those$mess-%3Edecoded_content(-%options-) also has xml bits, which can be avoided with


$LWP_Data->{feed}->decode; my $xml = $LWP_Data->{feed}->content;

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Re^4: XML::Simple and ISO-8859-1 encoding buggy?
by ikegami (Patriarch) on May 29, 2021 at 02:31 UTC

    Transfer encodings (gzip, compress, etc) are already removed automatically. No need to use decoded_content for that.

    decoded_content does remove some content encodings. This means, for example, that it allows you to request a .gz file and get the .xml within. But the OP didn't say anything about requesting a non-XML file and wanting to get the XML from it.

    Finally, and most relevant, it also undoes character encodings, and that's bad. It can be told not to do this, but my comment was directed a code that didn't prevent this.

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