[Bug 2519] Byte-order-mark is compulsory in XML for UTF-16


joannet@ca.ibm.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED

------- Additional Comments From joannet@ca.ibm.com  2006-02-17 20:14 -------
The XSL and XQuery working group discussed this comment on Feb 1, 2006 and 
decided that no technical change is required.   This decision was taken in 
order to support the use cases where different resulting XML fragments need to 
be concatenated and the BOM would add additional complexity to that process.  
A non-normative note will be added to the specification to explain why the 
combination of UTF-16 and no BOM is allowed.  This note would point out that 
the serialization specification can output XML fragments that may not be well-
formed external general parsed entities.

I am marking this bug as CLOSED.  Please reopen this bug within one week if 
you feel this resolution is unacceptable.  

Thank you for raising the comment.


Received on Friday, 17 February 2006 20:14:56 UTC