[JDEV] character encoding in jabber protocol

Julian Missig julian at jabber.org
Tue Aug 6 11:12:43 CDT 2002

On Tue, 2002-08-06 at 03:46, Andreas Ames wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was under the impression, that jabber requires the use of utf-8
> encoding (on the wire) but can't seem to find any reference to that
> (not even in the rfc).  Furthermore I found in the 1.4.2 source that
> expat is instantiated with XML_CreateParser(*NULL*) instead of "UTF-8"
> as I expected.  Are there other encodings than utf-8 allowed?

Jabber does require the stream to be UTF-8. I could've sworn it was at
least in the RFCs. Take my word on it ;)


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