XML Encoding Error
Posted on 2010-11-20
I have an XML file that will not load into Windows Explorer or into the intended destination application. The destination application gives very little information as to why the file fails. Internet Explorer stops (I think) at an error in the file with an ‘invalid character was found in text content’ message’.
The next character – the one that Explorer indicates is causing the problem – looks like a space. When I paste the text from the XML file into a website that converts text to SSCII it returns the space as a NULL.
When I try to load the file into an XML editor (Oxygen) I get a ‘character coding exception’ error.
The XML file does not start with a XML Version element, with accompanying encoding attribute , and I cannot change the format, so I assume I must be stuck with the default encoding – whatever that is.
This file is an example of several that will not load. They are created using the FileSystemObject WriteLine method within a VBA routine in Access 2010. How can I ensure that this produces text with the correct encoding?