Peter Flynn wrote:
>This is a fallacy, I'm afraid. Some users are in organisations which
>will not permit suitable software to be installed;
I am puzzled about people who intend to use XML files, but can't install
software which processes XML.
> some are in orgs,
>especially in currency-weak areas, which cannot provide suitable
show me the people in these areas who cannot install a decent operating
system using less
resources on their feeble hardware.
>Some users in otherwise advanced and well-equipped universities
>are still having to use long-obsolete operating systems on antique
>hardware because small-department budgets do not run to replacement.
I bet they pay a tax to Microsoft every year, though. Sorry, I have no
sympathy. These people
should empower themselves with decent free software.
>In an on-demand server-fed environment it is almost trivial to generate
>a UTF-8 document from one stored in US-ASCII which uses character
>entities. If someone has a suitably reliable piece of software to do
>the reverse in this environment I would be interested to use it.
an identifty transform in XSLT with the output encoding set right. just
so long as Peter Robinson
isn't listening to tell us that XSLT is useful for any real jobs :-}
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