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>| Except that a UTF-8 BOM isn't really a new feature; it's just one that all
>| too many implementors overlook.

>It's a new feature added by E105, in the last batch of "errata" before the
>2nd edition spec was published.  That was called a "clarification", but it

Actually it was added by E44 (http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-19980210-errata#E44)
which is described as "substantive".  E105 just amended that.

E44 was back in the days of the XML Syntax Group (before the XML Core
Group existed).  You'd have to go back through their archives to work
out whether they realised that the non-normative text that they were
adding didn't correspond to anything in the normative part of the

-- Richard