How can I ask REXML to NOT DO any sort of character decoding or
encoding when it processes XML files?
My files include all sorts of encoding, which is unfortunately not
recognized by REXML. I just want to process it so that all characters
are maintained exactly as they are.

For example, Unicode HTML encoded characters (like  ) should just
stay this sequence, and not transformed into 

It it possible?
Can I do this without adding a character encoding line to the XML
files?

Thanks,
Helzer