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[Bug 13392] i18n-ISSUE-72: BOM as preferred encoding declaration

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Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:16:55 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-07-28 15:16:55 UTC ---
One reason why it is important that encoding overriding is difficult, can be
seen here: http://railsnowman.info
and here: http://intertwingly.net/blog/2010/07/29/Rails-and-Snowmen

Supposedly, since the BOM means that IE does not allow the encoding to be
overridden, authors therefore would not need to use the  snowman-hack in their
Web forms.

So the use of the BOM -in my book- is a perfect example of the "HTML with
helmets" that Sam once portrayed Polyglot Markup as.

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