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

Matthias Hölzer-Klüpfel Matthias at Hoelzer-Kluepfel.de
Mon Jan 26 20:01:51 GMT 2004

On Monday 26 January 2004 20:46, 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.

The reason is in the Unicode standard:

"Use of a BOM is neither required nor recommended for UTF-8 [...]" 
(in http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/ch02.pdf)

But it is still allowed to use one, for whatever reason one could find to mark 
the endianess of a single-byte sequence ;)


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