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in reply to Re: Problem upgrading XML::Fast from 0.11 to 0.17
in thread Problem upgrading XML::Fast from 0.11 to 0.17

Thanks ikegami. The reason I was doing it the way I was is because in 0.11 of XML::Fast I could only get correct decoded content by a) opening the file with ISO-8859-1 and b) removing the encoding line. I presume this was a bug in XML::Fast which is fixed now. Characters were being double encoded e.g., "Stade Gaston G\x{e9}rard" ended up being "State Gaston G\x{c3}\x{a9}rard".

When I accidentally upgraded to 0.17 I forgot this was a workaround for problems in 0.11.