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Re: Strange advice re BOM and UTF-8

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 21:56:16 +0900
Message-Id: <C4A46BAE-34B0-4F17-8DF0-00E87DE1AFCE@w3.org>
Cc: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org, www-international@w3.org
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>


Le 7 déc. 2006 à 21:35, Chris Lilley a écrit :
> oT> I am not an expert so all my knowledge about UTF-8 with BOM comes
> oT> from hearsay and some documentation I have read, and the picture I
> oT> was having so far was pointing toward the fact that the BOM for  
> utf-8
> oT> was not very necessary (it is only a signature, not a mention  
> of byte
> oT> order, isn't it?),
>
> It is indeed a signature. Its moved therefore from being theoretically
> possible but rarely used, to common.

Then when such a case is happening :)

In this document,
> oT> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-utf8-bom
there is a link to
http://www.w3.org/International/tests/sec-utf8-signature-1.html

Time for interoperability testing and implementation report
http://esw.w3.org/topic/QA/Utf8BomInteropReport

Feel free to modify the wording of the page or to provide a better  
way to test.
Thanks.


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