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UTF-8 and BOM

From: John Boyer <jboyer@PureEdge.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 12:53:36 -0700
To: "XML DSig" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BFEDKCINEPLBDLODCODKEEIGCEAA.jboyer@PureEdge.com>
Hi all,

After recently reading thoroughly over the latest DSig spec, I noticed
several places where we have qualified UTF-8 with the parenthetic "without
byte order mark" or words to that effect.

I'm still unsure why one would ever need a BOM for UTF-8.  I thought the
point of UTF-8 was to have a format that could provide lots of Unicode/UCS
characters but not be subject to the endian disease.

Still, I'm sure there is a reason, so could someone please explain it?

Thanks,

     John Boyer
      Development Team Leader,
      Distributed Processing and XML
      PureEdge Solutions Inc.
      Creating Binding E-Commerce
      v: 250-479-8334, ext. 143  f: 250-479-3772
      1-888-517-2675   http://www.PureEdge.com






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