Re: Strange Browser Behavior

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2007 - 09:21:05 CST

IE 7 displays a single ASCII question mark.

2297277 decimal is 230DBD hex, so I don't yet see where <FEFF, E083,
DDBD> would come from.

Tom Gewecke <tom at bluesky dot org> wrote:

> Recently I found my browser (Firefox 2 Mac) converting a numerical
> character reference outside the Unicode code space into a sequence of
> Unicode codepoints, instead of simply "not defined." I would be
> grateful if anyone could tell me whether the Win Mozilla/Firefox or IE
> 7 browsers do this too. A test page is here:
> It looks to me like the sequence being produced in this particular
> case is actually FEFF E083 DDBD. If anyone has an idea about what
> kind of process could translate &#2297277; into that sequence or its
> UTF-8 or binary equivalent, I'd be interested to hear it.

Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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