While working on the KMC Partners website I stumbled upon a cross browser issue using jQuery’s AJAX $.get() method to load and parse XML data.

It seems that if you are using AJAX to load an XML file with UTF-8 character encoding, it will fail in both Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0.

However, if you change that character encoding to iso-8859-1 it will load without issues in both versions of Internet Explorer.

This was a big headache for me, and I hope this helps someone else out there avoid a similar issue


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