[Mono-list] XmlTextReader class problem

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Fri Dec 9 06:25:34 EST 2005

Well, isn't XmlTextReader.Encoding actually documented?

Atsushi Eno

Atsushi Eno wrote:
> Hi,
> mirek novak wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> does anyone here know how to obtain information about encoding of XML
>> file? Especially using xmlTextReader. There is undocumented property
>> Encoding which should point to actual document encoding, but in mono
>> implementation is unused, which i don't understand! I think, that
>> without knowledge of XML encoding its not possible to parse/validate
>> document, so why is this information inaccessible?
> Well, I have to say, many types and members are missing
> documentation now. It is one unfortunate case. You can just use
> XmlTextReader.Encoding as usual public property.
> Missing members can be easily filled using "monodocer". I'll fill
> missing bits up later. (XmlTextReader.Encoding is not in ECMA
> specification, thus it was not included in the imported document).
> XML processors can auto-detect the document encoding (as long as
> it is marked up correctly ;-) by nature. See
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-guessing
> Atsushi Eno
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