[rfc-i] Byte order marks

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Nov 5 08:54:24 PST 2008


Joe Touch wrote:
> ...
>> Looking more carefully at the Emacs 23 implementation, it has several
>> coding systems.  The utf-8 coding system is the default, and it does not
>> parse or generate signature BOM.  There is a utf-8-auto coding system
>> that will ignore leading BOM.  There is auto-detect features that
>> automatically changes the coding system when the input is not detected
>> as UTF-8 (e.g., Latin-1).
> 
> Understood. These are all, IMO, good reasons to never include the BOM.
> ...

For the record: I disagree with that. These are good reasons to fix 
implementations.

BR, Julian


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