BOM ambiguity?

From: Stephan Stiller <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:54:12 -0700

As an aside to the BOM discussion - something I've always been meaning
to ask.

So there is a BOM-ambiguity when a file starts with
     FF FE
and then a couple of U+0000 characters, yes? Because this could be
either UTF-16 or UTF-32 under little-endianness. Has this been pointed
out and discussed beforehand?

Because the set of BOMs in different encodings don't constitute a
prefix-free code.

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