From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 20 2005 - 11:23:09 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
> Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org
> This is slightly revisionist. Long, long ago there were only
> encoding schemes with the BOM available to help detect problems.
> insisted on writing datafiles on Intel platforms in a little-endian
> Once this practice was entrenched, the standard renamed the old
> practice as big-endian, documented the little-endian version and
> third with the BOM at the beginning to let people cope with finding
This is a real hoot! Talk about revisionist. Microsoft and other
companies started writing datafiles on Intel platforms starting back in
-- what was it? 1981? 1975? Certainly earlier than 1983. Unicode 1.0
wasn't published until 1990.
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