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[Bug 20089] New: Meaning of raw UTF-16LE/BE

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Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:20:23 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20089

            Bug ID: 20089
           Summary: Meaning of raw UTF-16LE/BE
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CR HTML5 spec
          Assignee: robin@w3.org
          Reporter: www-international@w3.org
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/infrastructure.html#a-utf-16-encoding says:

"The term a UTF-16 encoding refers to any variant of UTF-16: self-describing
UTF-16 with a BOM, ambiguous UTF-16 without a BOM, raw UTF-16LE, and raw
UTF-16BE. [RFC2781]"

What is 'raw' UTF-16LE/LE ?  Presumably, it's 'ambiguous UTF-16' without a BOM
but with an encoding declaration in the transport layer? 

Actually 'self-describing' is not completely unambiguous either. 

Please clarify what these words mean.

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