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Just let Domino do it! Sometimes we work too hard.

By Andrew Pollack on 11/04/2006 at 12:16 PM EDT

Following up from my earlier post about xml and utf-8 encoding, I found "a better way". The earlier post talked about how embedded characters were messing up my xml feed. I spent a lot of time writing a complex formula to handle this. There is a better way.

The feed for this site is generated on a "Page" design element with embedded computed text fields to pull in the data to populate the feed itself. I had done all that work to clean up the embedded data, but I didn't need to. The easier way to handle this? Let Domino do it. I'd set the page to display as pass through HTML. We're used to doing that because it leaves our stuff alone and renders what we've coded. What I hadn't done was simply set the "Character Set" attribute to "UTF-8". That's all it took. Domino rendered the result perfectly -- including Richard's multi-byte characters.

By the way, the "Content Type" setting scrolls out of the box, but is set to "application/rss+xml".

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re: Just let Domino do it! Sometimes we work too hard.By Kerr on 11/05/2006 at 08:24 AM EST
Domino encodes the page using the character set specified in the drop down, so
far so good. But if you use the 'Other' option for Content type, this gives
you direct access to the Content-type http header. So if you use the 'Other'
option you should include the charset. So you should enter "application/rss
xml; charset=UTF-8".

There's some related info in this post by Jake Howlet:
re: re: Just let Domino do it! Sometimes we work too hard.By Kerr on 11/05/2006 at 08:38 AM EST
Hurm, the plus char got drop in the content-type string there. Lets see if it
comes through this time ( ).

Another thing to mention is that the default encoding for xml is UTF-8 anyway,
so the client should assume that, unless it's told to use something else. So
in your example everything should work without needing to specify the charset
in the content-type header. But I thought it worth mentioning.
re: Just let Domino do it! Sometimes we work too hard.By Steve Castledine on 11/06/2006 at 05:15 AM EST
Unconnected Andrew - but your comment system does not work in IE - for me.
Fixed, sorry.By Andrew Pollack on 11/06/2006 at 10:02 AM EST
That was painful. An errant tag made it into the comment form.

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