"Carl W. Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> scsu makes sense for large blocks of data. Send the frame work in
> utf-8 but use HTTP to request the bulk data in scsu. If it is a
> small amount of data you don't want to pay the overhead of the
SCSU was intentionally designed to be extremely low in overhead. This
is one of the main differences between SCSU and most other compression
> You don't need a BOM with UTF-8.
Not for byte-ordering purposes, but it is often handy as a signature.
Auto-detection of UTF-8 is not difficult, but not foolproof either --
there are legitimate sequences of Latin-1 characters that look like
UTF-8. Using the signature EF BB BF at the beginning of a file is a
more reliable indication that the file is UTF-8.
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