Re: BOM's at Beginning of Web Pages?

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Sun Feb 16 2003 - 18:12:41 EST

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    Well, since the whole web could be full of such pages, fixing the
    browser would be a better long term strategy.... in the short term,
    the best tool for quick fixes to HTML pages *is* notepad, which is
    what is being blamed for causing the problem. :-)

    Has anyone worked to be positive that this is the cause of the errant
    euro? With two simple UTF-8 encoded page (one with and one without the
    BOM) ? I still have a hard time seeing how a BOM can cause a euro in
    any way other than consulting fees.


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Michael Everson" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2003 11:20 AM
    Subject: Re: BOM's at Beginning of Web Pages?

    > At 19:10 -0800 2003-02-15, Michael \(michka\) Kaplan wrote:ħħ
    > >Of course if I had a penny for every byte that has been used
    > >discussing these three bytes sometimes found at the beginning of a
    > >UTF-8 document, I would not be working this weekend; I'd be
    > >somewhere really warm and sunny.
    > My point was that its being used on the Unicode home page mucks up
    > the home page display and so it needs to be deleted from that page.
    > --
    > Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *

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