Re: Names for UTF-8 with and without BOM

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Nov 02 2002 - 16:27:17 EST

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    Tex Texin <tex at i18nguy dot com> wrote:

    > I didn't think the XML standard allowed for utf-8 files to have a BOM.
    > The standard is quite clear about requiring 0xFEFF for utf-16.
    > I would have thought a proper parser would reject a non-utf-16 file
    > beginning with something other than "<".

    The standard explicitly allows UCS-4, UTF-16, and UTF-8 files to begin
    with a BOM. See Appendix F.1, "Detection Without External Encoding

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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