unrecognized input signature using MSXML2 on an otherwise fine XML document
Posted on 2011-02-15
I am using ActiveState Perl and Win32::OLE->new('Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0') along with an xml file. I want to read the contents into an object, which normally works fine, but for some xml files I get 'unrecognized input signature'. Yet these files work fine with say Altova XmlSpy.
Some browsing on the web leads me to assume that the message hints that not all characters in the file are utf-8. And I assume that MSXML2 is more sensative to this than for instance XmlSpy.
Can anyone confirm my assumptions? And of course: can anyone suggest how to handle these xml files, so that I can read them properly into MSXML2? Or maybe: how can I detect the characters that cause the issue?