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[Bug 15359] New: Make BOM trump HTTP

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Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 14:20:45 +0000
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           Summary: Make BOM trump HTTP
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: annevk@opera.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: hsivonen@iki.fi, mike@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, adrianba@microsoft.com,
                    Ms2ger@gmail.com, VYV03354@nifty.ne.jp,

In Trident and WebKit the octet sequences FF FE, FE FF, and EF, BB, BF at the
start of a resource are considered more important than anything else when it
comes to determining the encoding of the resource.

http://kb.dsqq.cn/ is an example of where this creates a problem for
non-WebKit/Trident implementations.

I think throughout the platform (HTML, XHR, File API, CSS) we should implement
the WebKit/Trident strategy with respect to the BOM.

(I created a new bug rather than reopening bug 12897 as that bug has a lot of

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