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Re: I18N issues with the XML Specification

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 12:31:07 -0400
Message-ID: <38ECBBCB.B54D4367@reutershealth.com>
To: MURATA Makoto <muraw3c@attglobal.net>
CC: Rick Jelliffe <ricko@gate.sinica.edu.tw>, xml-editor@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org, w3c-xml-core-wg@w3.org
MURATA Makoto wrote:
> RFC 2871 is already an RFC.  In my understanging, people are
> trying to throw away the BOM by introducing charset names "utf-16le"
> and "utf-16be".

Some people have already thrown away the BOM.  RFC 2871 introduces
names for the results of doing so.

> If the handling of UTF-16LE/UTF-16BE is mandatory, the XML processor
> is required to handle new octet sequences.  I do not think all exising
> processors can handle "<?xml encoding="UTF-16LE"?>" in UTF-16LE.

No processor can be required to handle UTF-16LE/BE, only UTF-16 (and UTF-8).

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