From: Christopher Fynn (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2005 - 07:14:25 CST
Hans Aberg wrote:
> It is much better if the BOM is illegal in UTF-8. It does not prevent MS to
> use it, instead labelling it as a file format marker for MS text files. A
> program that then deals with MS text files must then know about the BOM and
> remove it when and if appropriate. At the same time, it does not cause any
> problems for programs that normally do not handle MS text files but only
> plain text: They are fine as they are. Everyone should be able to be happy.
Since BOM is a valid Unicode & ISO 110646 character and UTF-8 is a
transformation format of Unicode & 10646, if BOM were illegal in UTF-8
it couldn't be used for *all* Unicode characters.
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