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Re: Re: Latin-1 characters and XML

by kilinrax (Deacon)
on Apr 30, 2003 at 21:13 UTC ( #254478=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Latin-1 characters and XML
in thread Latin-1 characters and XML

And what do you use to output non-ascii characters as xml-escaped numeric entities? (e.g. 'ô' -> 'ô')
Is there an XML::Parser method to do this (if there is one, it's completely undocumented afaict), or do you use a seperate module?

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Re3: Latin-1 characters and XML
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Apr 30, 2003 at 21:26 UTC
    What reader method do I use to write XML-escaped entities?!? Think about that for a second. XML::Parser reads the XML. It doesn't write it.

    You want some XML writer, of which there are many. And, yes, they will work with Latin-1. Another option is to use something like Unicode::String.

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      It doesn't to me seem entirely implausible that a module that can convert escaped, latin-1 characters into unicode could also manage the reverse process. It's a fairly reasonable thing to want to do, after all.
      Incidentally, I did try looking at XML::Writer (which I'd assume is one of the many), and it didn't seem to have a method to do this either.
      As it happened, I ended up using Unicode::String and a regex ( 's|([\200-\377])|sprintf("&#%i;", ord($1))|ge' ), which works, afaict.

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