Re: Charset declaration in HTML (was: Romanized Singhala - Think about it again)

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:12:46 -0600

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

> As for editors: If your own editor have no problems with the BOM, then
> what? But I think Notepad can also save as UTF-8 but without the BOM -
> there should be possible to get an option for choosing when you save
> it.

Perhaps there should be such an option in Notepad, but there isn't. The
decision to have Notepad always write the signature to UTF-8 files, and
always rely on it to read them, has been documented to death.

The bottom line is, there are zillions of editors available for Windows,
many of them free, and people who want to create or modify UTF-8 files
which will be consumed by a process that is intolerant of the signature
should not use Notepad. That goes for HTML (pre-5) pages, Unix shell
scripts, and others.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | @DougEwell  
Received on Wed Jul 11 2012 - 10:14:49 CDT

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