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For review: The byte-order mark (BOM) in HTML

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:09:09 +0000
Message-ID: <50D0B145.1030707@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>
Comments are requested on the following proposed update of the article 
The byte-order mark (BOM) in HTML[1] prior to final publication. NOTE 
THAT the article is in a temporary location, and will be moved to its 
final location after the review.

The majority of the article has been rewritten, with the aim of reducing 
the previous warnings against using the BOM for UTF-8 documents. Also 
taken into account is the change to the HTML5 spec that raises the 
precedence of the BOM versus the HTTP header in terms of character 
encoding declaration.

Please send any comments over the next two weeks to this list 

We hope to publish a final version at the beginning of the New Year.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Activity Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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