PRB: HRESULT C00CE56E "System Does Not Support the Specified Encoding" Error Message with MSXML

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Symptoms

When you load a remote XML document from a Web server by using either XMLHTTP or IXMLDocument::Load, you may receive the following error message:
HRESULT C00CE56E
System does not support the specified encoding.
This error is most prevalent when you use a Java-based middle-tier application framework.

Cause

As of version 2.6, MSXML passes all XML documents through Mlang.dll to verify their encoding. If Mlang.dll encounters a non-standard encoding string, it returns an error.

"ISO8859_1" is the canonical representation of the Latin-1 character encoding string in the Java language and class libraries. The standard that is defined by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, however, is "ISO-8859-1", which is not an accepted alias.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, do either of the following:
  • Change the character encoding string in the relevant Java server environment from "ISO8859_1" to "ISO-8859-1". -or-

  • Use IXMLDOMDocument::get_responseBody to retrieve the data as a raw buffer of bytes. If you are developing the application in Microsoft Visual C++, you may define an HGLOBAL handle for your data and use CreateStreamOnHGlobal to make processing the data easier.

Status

This behavior is by design.

References

For more information, see the following Web site:
IANA Character Set Registry
http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets

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Article ID: 304625 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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