[Bug 22661] New: Meaning of raw UTF-16LE/BE


            Bug ID: 22661
           Summary: Meaning of raw UTF-16LE/BE
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WHATWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML
          Assignee: ian@hixie.ch
          Reporter: silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com
        QA Contact: contributor@whatwg.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org, robin@w3.org,
        Depends on: 20089

Those terms are not defined in the referenced RFC and I don't follow what you
mean't by them. Could you clarify? Thanks.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #20089 +++

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/infrastructure.html#a-utf-16-encoding says:

"The term a UTF-16 encoding refers to any variant of UTF-16: self-describing
UTF-16 with a BOM, ambiguous UTF-16 without a BOM, raw UTF-16LE, and raw
UTF-16BE. [RFC2781]"

What is 'raw' UTF-16LE/LE ?  Presumably, it's 'ambiguous UTF-16' without a BOM
but with an encoding declaration in the transport layer? 

Actually 'self-describing' is not completely unambiguous either. 

Please clarify what these words mean.

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Received on Saturday, 13 July 2013 10:47:10 UTC