Re: BOM's at Beginning of Web Pages? Mac IE's Euro

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Feb 17 2003 - 01:44:09 EST

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    Roozbeh Pournader <roozbeh at sharif dot edu> wrote:

    >> The mystery remains as to why U+FEFF (or the bytes 0xEF 0xBB 0xBF,
    >> however interpreted) would be displayed as a Euro sign.
    > Autodetection as some other codepage?

    The Unicode home page includes the following line, right where it should
    be, in the <head> section:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

    Any User Agent that takes a page properly marked as UTF-8, as above, and
    still tries to autodetect a local code page, is badly misguided. How
    would it handle a real UTF-8-encoded euro sign (0xE2 0x82 0xAC)?

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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