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I18N-ISSUE-57: UTF-16 BOM is required [Polyglot]

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I18N-ISSUE-57: UTF-16 BOM is required [Polyglot]

http://www.w3.org/International/track/issues/57

Raised by: Richard Ishida
On product: Polyglot

3. Character Encoding
http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/WD-html-polyglot-20100624/#character-encoding

WG Approved: Yes


"When polyglot markup uses UTF-16, it should include the BOM indicating UTF-16LE or UTF-16BE."

The RFC use of the word 'should' is incorrect. The XML spec requires the BOM for UTF-16 documents. http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#charencoding

Please add comments to bugzilla:
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10830


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