"Gary L. Wade" wrote:
> The BOM is only useful with UTF-16 or UCS-4 characters.
It's only useful as a mark of byte order. There are others who want to
use it as a charset signature, and there is a Well-Known OS that insists
on doing so.
Attempting to discourage the use of BOMful UTF-8 in interchange is
going to be about as successful as discouraging the use of CP 1252 in
interchange, and for the same reason.
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