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RE: reviewing draft-weber-iri-guidelines-00

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:03:31 -0700
To: Mykyta Yevstifeyev <evnikita2@gmail.com>
CC: "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>, "chris@lookout.net" <chris@lookout.net>
Message-ID: <131F80DEA635F044946897AFDA9AC3476A94296D43@EX-SEA31-D.ant.amazon.com>
> >
> > When found in the leading position, it's no different from any other non-ASCII
> character. And it shouldn't be treated any differently. The BOM won't appear in
> address bars unless someone purposely inserts it. IRIs don't appear at the start
> of any common file types that I'm aware of, so BOM won't naturally occur like
> this at the start of an IRI unless someone has put it there.
> However, if somebody did put it at the beginning of the IRI?..  I think a way to
> act on such hypothetical possibility should be provided.

Hypothetically, one could put U+202E (right-to-left override) first. Or U+2603 (snowman) first. BOM is about as harmful as the latter and less harmful than the former.

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