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FYI: UTF-8 BOM is now official

I see from the W3C web-site that the XML Core WG has created an errata 22
[1] addressing the utf-8 BOM issue.  It's now official, XML Processors are
required to accept UTF-8 Byte Order Marks (BOMs) at the start of external

Happily our XML Validator [2] has always taken this approach ;-)


Rob Lugt
ElCel Technology

[1] http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-2e-errata
[2] http://www.elcel.com/products/xmlvalid.html