[erlang-questions] [erlang-bugs] xmerl and unicode data

Anthony Ramine <>
Mon Oct 22 17:38:10 CEST 2012

Sorry, I just tested and I stand corrected, it just accepts a
binary or a list of bytes. My comment about character encodings
is still valid though.

Anthony Ramine

Le 22 oct. 2012 à 17:23, Ali Sabil a écrit :

> From my testing, xmerl doesn't seem to accept iolists
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:
>> It isn't weird. It is an iolist, a nested list of bytes and binaries,
>> not a list of characters. As the encoding of an XML document can only
>> be known by actually reading it, why should the input have some predefined
>> charset embedded in its type?
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Anthony Ramine
>> Le 22 oct. 2012 à 16:27, Patrik Nyblom a écrit :
>>> Me too - it's really weird. Rather the input format is weird, lists of UTF-8 characters are usually considered "broken". I would wrap this in a function taking a proper Unicode list as a parameter...

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