Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Jay X Brown
Joined: Jan 26, 2001
here is the xml document: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='us-ascii'?> <!-- The first xml document --> <CustomerInfo Source="Internal" > <username></username> <emailid></emailid> <name title="Ms."> <LastName>Rai</LastName> <FirstName>Aishwaria</FirstName> </name> <address type="shipping"> <streetleveldetail> 123 Rajdil Lane, Chowpatty</streetleveldetail> <city>Mumbai</city> <postalcode>22222</postalcode> <countrycode>IN</countrycode> </address> <item/> <item/> </CustomerInfo> the problem was solved when i changed the line in the parsing application from: out = new OutputStreamWriter (System.out, "USASCII"); to out = new OutputStreamWriter (System.out, "UTF8"); it's working but i'm totally confused on this encoding bit. what am i missing? jb [This message has been edited by Jay Brown (edited February 07, 2001).]