Re: Names for UTF-8 with and without BOM

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sun Nov 03 2002 - 11:57:33 EST

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    > I find it interesting, then, to see Michael saying that, since Notepad
    > sticks a BOM-cum-signature at the start of its UTF-8, the rest of the
    > world should support it.

    There is another argument, viz. ISO/IEC 10646, which plainly proclaims
    that the 8-BOM is a valid signature for UTF-8 files.

    Even a refrigerator can conform to the XML      John Cowan
    Infoset, as long as it has a door sticker
    saying "No information items inside". 
            --Eve Maler                   

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