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[Bug 10149] New: [polyglot] i18n comment 1 : UTF-16 BOM is required

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Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:45:53 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10149

           Summary: [polyglot] i18n comment 1 : UTF-16 BOM is required
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/#c
                    haracter-encoding
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
                    Graff)
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: ishida@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org,
                    public-i18n-core@w3.org, eliotgra@microsoft.com


Comment from the i18n review of:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/

Comment 1
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/1007-polyglot/
Editorial/substantive: S
Tracked by: RI

Location in reviewed document:
3. Character Encoding
[http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/#character-encoding]

Comment: 
"When polyglot markup uses UTF-16, it should include the BOM indicating
UTF-16LE or UTF-16BE."


The RFC use of the word 'should' is incorrect. The XML spec requires the BOM
for UTF-16 documents. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#charencoding

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