From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 12:14:38 CST
From: "Otto Stolz" <Otto.Stolz@uni-konstanz.de>
> As long as Microsoft has not yet done their homework,
> we may well discuss workarounds -- but only solutions
> within the system diseminating the information will
> prove sound and feasable: you cannot depend on the
> receiving side working around the faults of your server.
Another solution: offer the choice of using BOM or not when saving UTF-8 files (remember that this is still mandatory for UTF-16!). And change the default extension for UTF-8 files without BOM (.utxt for example). For HTML/XML files, no need to change the extension as the encoding is normally defined internally and so it should be detected directly from the registered media-type associated to the file extension, and its specific charset detector (for this reason, no BOM should be necessary for files with .html or .xml extension when saving them as UTF-8).
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