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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 115 (and 44)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 09:59:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402210957580.13400@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
> So is CESU-8 is to be implicitly prohibited from using a BOM,
> unless identified as such by out-of-band info, since that would
> cause it to be treated as UTF-8?  (I could live with that as
> CESU-8 isn't really intended for transmission of data.)

The CESU-8 specification makes it quite clear that the only way a UA
should be able to end up using it is if it has been very explicitly given
as the encoding. A BOM is not, IMHO, explicit.

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