[Expat-discuss] problem adding new encoding to perl XML::Parser
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 12:04:36 -0400
The XML::Parser installed from CPAN does not come with a
GB2312 encoding support. However, I was not able to add
the support as instructed by the XML::Encoding package.
To add this support, I did the following:
1. Download GB2312.TXT from ftp.unicode.org
2. Download the XML::Encoding 1.01 and get two binaries:
make_encmap and compile_encoding
3. run make_encmap as follows:
make_encmap GB2312 GB2312.TXT > GB2312.encmap
4. Add expat='yes' to the first line of GB2312.encmap
5. run compile_encoding:
compile_encoding -o GB2312.enc GB2312.encmap
6. copy GB2312.enc to
Then I made the following perl script:
my $xmlfile = $ARGV;
my $parser = new XML::Parser();
my $doc = $parser->parsefile ("$xmlfile");
I run this script with a well-formed xml file having a head line
as: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="GB2312"?>
Following error occurs:
unknown encoding at line 1, column 30, byte 30 at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-linux/XML/Parser.pm line 185
Changing the encoding to other supported ones seem to work without error.
I'm wondering if there is something I'm missing in the process.
Thanks for any suggestions!