Re: BOM's at Beginning of Web Pages?

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Sat Feb 15 2003 - 20:27:03 EST

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    On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, Doug Ewell wrote:

    > But as I wrote earlier, a zero-width no-break space at the start of a
    > Web page should not disrupt the content or layout of the page in any
    > way. It's a space. It's zero-width. A Euro symbol is non-conformant
    > and just plain wrong; the page starts with the bytes EF BB BF and is
    > clearly marked as being UTF-8.

    Well, this depends on how the HTML spec says this. If it says for example
    that only U+0020, U+000A and U+000C may come before the first "<" of the
    HTML page, then it is invalid. I would love to see the exact text of W3C
    specs quoted in such discussions, ...


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