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unnecessary warning: Byte-Order Mark found in UTF-8 File

From: Theo Verweij <theo@toolfactory.nl>
Date: Sat, 02 May 2009 15:52:31 +0200
Message-ID: <49FC501F.2000302@toolfactory.nl>
To: www-validator@w3.org
I get the following warning when validating XHTML:

Byte-Order Mark found in UTF-8 File.

      The Unicode Byte-Order Mark (BOM) in UTF-8 encoded files is known to
      cause problems for some text editors and older browsers. You may want
      to consider avoiding its use until it is better supported.

XHTML is also not supported by older browsers.
So this warning is completely unnecessary.
Please remove it from the XHTML validation.
Received on Sunday, 3 May 2009 02:06:38 GMT

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