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RE: Strange advice re BOM and UTF-8

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 10:46:00 -0000
To: "'Martin Duerst'" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, "'Karl Dubost'" <karl@w3.org>, "'olivier Thereaux'" <ot@w3.org>
Cc: "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>, <www-validator@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <00be01c71f6d$0c0ec7a0$6501a8c0@w3cishida>

> From: Martin Duerst [mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp] 
> Sent: 13 December 2006 10:01
> >[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).
> 
> I have problem finding this third page. Pointer, please.

http://www.w3.org/International/tests/sec-utf8-signature-3

I have also listed the relevant pages more clearly in the results pages.


> This test is one of the dangerous kind. It tests:
> 
>     The series of tests for which we are reporting results 
> checks whether
>     a user agent recognizes that a file declared as US-ASCII is really
>     UTF-8 encoded, and displays the text as UTF-8.
> 
> It gives the impression that this is the right thing to do, 
> but there is no spec that I know that recommends that, and 
> the Character Model very clearly requires the contrary, see 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/#C028.

I added some text to the summary to say this.

RI
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