[Bug 11055] New: BOM confusion


           Summary: BOM confusion
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: davidc@nag.co.uk
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, eliotgra@microsoft.com

section 3 of


When polyglot markup uses UTF-16, it  must not include a BOM. When polyglot
markup uses UTF-16, it  must include the BOM 

I assume the first UTF=16 was intended to say UTF-8

It goes on to say

Therefore, polyglot markup may use <meta charset="*"/> in combination with BOM,

If there is a BOM, then this would be some flavour of UTF-16 but that would be
invalid HTML5 according to the current draft



If the attribute is present in an XML document, its value must be an ASCII
case-insensitive match for the string "UTF-8" (and the document is therefore
forced to use UTF-8 as its encoding).

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Received on Thursday, 14 October 2010 21:04:19 UTC