Re: validator result query, 2011-05-26 15:22 +0200:

> I recently ran the Validator for my site ( )
> and the tool informed me that: "The Unicode Byte-Order Mark (BOM) in UTF-8
> encoded files is known to cause problems for some text editors and older
> browsers. You may want to consider avoiding its use until it is better
> supported".
> Do you have any idea when it will be supported by all browsers? Or do I need
> to act now and make the changes?

I don't think you need to change anything for that. For one thing, that
message is a warning, not an error. And regardless, the message is outdated
and should be removed from the validator.

Use of real Unicode, including the BOM, is supported in browsers and as far
as I know has been for quite some long time now. I don't know what older
browsers are actually still in use that don't support it. (And I hardly
think we need to be having the validator emit messages about things that
could cause problems for text editors that don't have real Unicode support.)


Michael[tm] Smith

Received on Thursday, 26 May 2011 16:54:22 UTC