From: Kent Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 06 2002 - 11:55:25 EST
> True, UTF-16 files do need a signature.
Eh, no! "UTF-16BE" and "UTF-16LE" files (or whatever kind of text
data element) do not have any signature/BOM. Not even files (somehow)
labelled "UTF-16" need have a signature/BOM, without a BOM they are
then the same as if it was labelled "UTF-16BE". (Formally, XML
"requires" BOM for UTF-16 XML documents, but then goes on
examplifying that it is not needed for XML documents...)
I do agree, however, that the idea of having a BOM/signature at
the beginning of a file (or other text data element) is a bad one.
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