Non-ASCII encoding

Julian Cable julian.cable at
Wed Jul 2 08:55:45 UTC 2008

Jonathan Leffler:

You've mis-characterized the problem.  UTF-8 doesn't have the quirk -- MS operating systems have the quirk.  See:

[Julian] well - the way I read that FAQ BOMs are explicitly mentioned and allowed, which is why we couldn't beat our supplier up over it and had to code around it.
But I think everyone who has so far commented is in agreement that if we use UTF-8 we should "Ban the BOM" (sorry).
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