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html5/spec Overview.html,1.2542,1.2543

From: Ian Hickson via cvs-syncmail <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 04:25:30 +0000
To: public-html-commits@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1MQw3e-0002f8-N3@lionel-hutz.w3.org>
Update of /sources/public/html5/spec
In directory hutz:/tmp/cvs-serv10211

Modified Files:
	Overview.html 
Log Message:
UTF-16 is LE on the web, not BE, according to IE. (whatwg r3413)

Index: Overview.html
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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.2542
retrieving revision 1.2543
diff -u -d -r1.2542 -r1.2543
--- Overview.html	15 Jul 2009 03:27:28 -0000	1.2542
+++ Overview.html	15 Jul 2009 04:25:27 -0000	1.2543
@@ -4574,6 +4574,13 @@
   violation</a> of the W3C Character Model specification, motivated
   by a desire for compatibility with legacy content. <a href="#references">[CHARMOD]</a></p>
 
+  <p>When a user agent is to use the UTF-16 encoding but no BOM has
+  been found, user agents must default to UTF-16LE.</p>
+
+  <p class="note">The requirement to default UTF-16 to LE rather than
+  BE is a <a href="#willful-violation">willful violation</a> of RFC 2781, motivated by a
+  desire for compatibility with legacy content. <a href="#references">[CHARMOD]</a></p>
+
   <hr><p>User agents must not support the CESU-8, UTF-7, BOCU-1 and SCSU
   encodings. <a href="#references">[CESU8]</a> <a href="#references">[UTF7]</a> <a href="#references">[BOCU1]</a> <a href="#references">[SCSU]</a></p>
 
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