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Language: Java
Expertise: Beginner
Oct 25, 2017

Avoid the XML Encoding Trap

It's not a good idea to read an XML file and store it in a String because it wastes memory. XML specifies its encoding in the XML header, so when you read a file you need to know the encoding beforehand. All XML parsers accept an InputStream as a parsing source and they correctly figure out the encoding themselves.

String xml = fileUtils.readTextFile("MyXMLfile.xml");
Octavia Anghel
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