XML Desktop config files (was: Re: Tons of questions. And some patches

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at kdemail.net
Mon Jan 26 19:53:33 GMT 2004

Stephan Kulow wrote:
>Am Montag 26 Januar 2004 20:43 schrieb Thiago Macieira:
>> And byte order prefix encoded in UTF-8 is something that is only
>> seen with Microsoft Notepad. Text files in Unix environments aren't
>> expected to contain them.
>Well, Text files in Unix lack a lot. This is not a reason.

Indeed, but imagine a shell script with that byte-order mark. The 
kernels will refuse to load because they don't start with #!

The best (IMO) solution for this would be to store the file's 
Content-Type along with its charset in filesystem metadata.
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