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Re: Strange advice re BOM and UTF-8

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:20:42 +0900
Message-Id: <382A11E5-04B9-4533-A929-F04DE9CCB4CD@w3.org>
Cc: "'olivier Thereaux'" <ot@w3.org>, "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>, <www-validator@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>

Hi Richard,

the intent of the wiki page is to test BOM signature in files.

Le 11 déc. 2006 à 23:51, Richard Ishida a écrit :
> Given this thread, I have done that this morning.  Note that
> [1] I have separated out the tests for autodetection of utf-8 into a
> separate set.

Good. but the problem is that we change the test you change the  
meaning of the results as well. ;)

> [2] there is now a series of 3 pages for investigating display issues
> related to bom handling - a third test has been added to test PHP  
> includes
> (which seem to cause problems for IE and Opera).

PHP? How it is related to the issue on a client.
Whatever is happening before the client receives it is not relevant  
for the issue. There are usually a lot of pre-processing on a server.

Could you give more details? I may have missed something, maybe a  
little diagram here to explain.

> I also produced some results files as per our current template at
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/results/results-utf8- 
> signature.php
> http://www.w3.org/International/tests/results/results-utf8- 
> recognition.php
> Karl, you might want to use these to structure the information at
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/QA/Utf8BomInteropReport

As I'm not sure what you exactly meant, would you be kind to update  
the wiki taking into consideration that we try to test the BOM.  
That's cool to see progress on that and I see people have put their  
own results as well.

Many thanks!

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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