From: Pim Blokland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 23 2003 - 11:25:31 EST
Chris Jacobs schreef:
> > guidelines for the situation where two files are joined, and the
> > second one has a BOM, but the first one hasn't. Should the
> > file have a BOM?
> In that case you should seriously consider the possibility that
> order for both files is different!
I think the safest way is to allow the concatenation routine to
assume that a file without BOM has the native byte order for its
But of course, other scenarios can be thought up for different
- If no BOM, make no assumptions whatsoever and copy the file byte
- If one of the files has a BOM, assume all files have the same byte
order as that one.
- Or indeed, check out the contents.
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