[erlang-questions] Fail to parse utf-8 encoded XML

Daniel Abrahamsson <>
Fri Mar 27 12:30:51 CET 2015


Thanks Anthony!

I see, the error is using characters_to_list in this case, as xmerl wants
the "raw" code units, not unicode code points.

//Daniel

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Anthony Ramine <> wrote:

> Le 27 mars 2015 à 10:52, Daniel Abrahamsson <>
> a écrit :
>
> > Is this a bug in xmerl or am I missing something obvious?
>
> You are missing an inconspicuous thing.
>
> xmerl_scan:string/1 takes a list of code units. Try:
>
>         xmerl_scan:string(binary_to_list(<<"<?xml version=\"1.0\"
> encoding=\"UTF-8\"?><root>ümlaut</root>"/utf8>>)).
>
> Regards.
>
>
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