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XML parsing error(Encoing type)

hi !!!!
i have a xml document which contains some special characters.(for exm ?).
if i give it DocumentBuilder.parse(File xmlfile) it gives an exception saying--
org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Character conversion error: "Unconvertible UTF-8 character beginning with 0xae" (line number may b
e too low).
can anybody help me out solving this problem??
thanks in advance

siddharth
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Prasanna_HebbarCommented:
It is the job of xml author to make a document well formed. It can't find the characters like '&', '<', '>',  double quotes. These characters should be represented in xml as &amp;, &lt;, &gt;, etc.

So in this case if you are creating the xml document, then you should make sure that the xml is well formed. You can catch the exception and inform the user that the xml is not well formed and ask him to replace these characters.

NOTE : I don't think ? is a special character. I used xerces parser. I am able to parse the data which contains question mark.
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