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- From: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 13:36:17 -0400
Tim Bray writes:
> At 09:12 AM 5/3/98 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
> >James Clark writes:
> > > It should be specified whether a byte order mark at the beginning
> > > of a XML byte stream is included as part of the character stream.
> > > I don't think it should be
> >My first hunch is the opposite: the XML productions deal with
> >characters, not bytes.
> I think James has the spec on his side here. The BOM should *definitely*
> be hidden from SAX customers.
My fault -- I am very tired (for non-SAX reasons), and misread James's
comment: I somehow assumed that he was suggesting that the BOM be
removed from _byte_ streams. Tim and James are entirely correct: the
BOM should not appear in character streams.
Sorry for any confusion,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
Microstar Software Ltd. email@example.com
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