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Re: WML vs. XML

From: A. Vine <avine@eng.sun.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 12:06:42 -0700
To: www-international@w3c.org
Message-id: <39219C42.8C2A405E@eng.sun.com>
In a related question on WML:

From the spec it looks like if the document charset is not explicitly specified,
then the charset is assumed to be UTF-8 or UTF-16.  I have 2 questions in
relation to what is being used now and expected by processing software:

1.  Does this them imply that a BOM should be at the beginning of the
transmission, even in UTF-8?

2.  Does the assumption that untagged text data is in Unicode actually work?  In
other words, are folks actually tagging everything else?

Andrea Vine, avine@eng.sun.com, iPlanet i18n architect
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Received on Tuesday, 16 May 2000 15:07:33 UTC

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