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Re: XHTML validator doesn't completely support Unicode

From: Peter K. Sheerin <pete@petesguide.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 21:34:46 -0700
Message-ID: <002d01c0d12e$e3975360$c429b7ac@cadencesheerin>
To: "Bertilo Wennergren" <bertilow@bertilo.se.fm>, <www-validator@w3.org>
Yep; It's "da BOM" (sorry!)

I was banging my head against the wall, trying to figure out a few strange
problems. See http://www.petesguide.com/WebStandards/tests/ for an expanded
set of test pages which each have a description of what is going on.

> Are you sure it's the end of line characters that give the problem?
> I'd guess it's the BOM ("U+FEFF") that's the culprit. It's not very
> common to use a BOM in UTF-8 files. Some even say it's not allowed
> in UTF-8. It's certainly not necessary to use a BOM in UTF-8.
Received on Monday, 30 April 2001 00:37:04 UTC

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