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

From: Albert Lunde <atlunde@panix.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:33:44 -0600
Message-ID: <50D240C8.5080803@panix.com>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>
On 12/19/2012 3:24 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> The "characters from the US-ASCII range are encoded byte-for-byte the
> same way" even if you add the BOM. So this doesn’t sound like any
> improvement.

The individual characters are encoded the same, but the whole encoded 
byte sequence is different. I'd agree it's hard to say this clearly, 
especially for an audience that's new to these ideas.

This is one of the things that breaks old tools expecting US-ASCII.
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:34:07 UTC

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