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Re: byte order mark article

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:32:35 -0500
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121122023235.GG13361@mercury.ccil.org>
Leif Halvard Silli scripsit:

>   (Except that it, per Unicode, defaults to big endian, sorry.)


> Well, yes. And no. Isn't the BOM part of the UTF-16 encoding? If yes, 
> then in a way it is more correct to say that it defaults to UTF-16BE. 

That is self-contradictory.  If a BOM is present, by definition the
encoding is not UTF-16BE or LE.

John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
        Sound change operates regularly to produce irregularities;
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