XML inside a web page and encoding

6real <cyril.grvs@gmail.com>
Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:28:39 -0700 (PDT)
Dear all,

I have a strange behavior regarding what I do and to be honnest I
don't how to solve my issu because I am not familiar with encoding

here is what i would like to do :
1 - parse an HTML file
2 - Extract a part of this page which is an XML
3 - Store this file in a database

It seems simple but I met an encoding issu.

The web page is defined with ISO-8859-1 charset
The XML header (when extracted) is specify UTF-8 as encoding charset.

Here is my code snippet to parse the web page :

 URL url = new URL(getURLToUpdate());
            URLConnection urlconn = url.openConnection();

            Log.d("MGR", "open url");

            Document doc = null;

            try {
                // isolate the kml part
                String page =

                // index of KML start and stop
                int indexStartKML =
                int indexStopKML =

                String kml = page.substring(indexStartKML,
indexStopKML + 6);

                // Remove the CDATA information
                kml = kml.replace("<![CDATA[", "");
                kml = kml.replace("]]>", "");

                DocumentBuilderFactory dbf =
                DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();

                InputSource inStream = new InputSource();
                inStream.setCharacterStream(new StringReader(kml));

                doc = db.parse(inStream);

Here is the slup() method :
 public static String slurp (InputStream in) throws IOException {
        StringBuffer out = new StringBuffer();
        byte[] b = new byte[4096];
        for (int n; (n = in.read(b)) != -1;) {
            out.append(new String(b, 0, n));
        return out.toString();

I try to force the encoding but with no success. I don't know where to
search now either when I load the page from input stream, when I
convert the stream into String. ?.

Any help or idea will be highly appreciated !

Thanks for reading, (this is for an freeware ;-) ) !


PS : This is the response header of the web page :

Date Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:16:23 GMT
Server Apache
X-Powered-By PHP/5.1.4
Expires Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT
Cache-Control no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-
Pragma no-cache
Keep-Alive timeout=15, max=99
Connection Keep-Alive
Transfer-Encoding chunked
Content-Type text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

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