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   Re: [xml-dev] [off-topic] xtext -- encoding declarations for text

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Bob Foster scripsit:

> No space at the end of ascii 'xtext'.

Ah, I missed that.

> It's not just that null bytes are
> noise, but that the characters may be re-ordered along big/little-endian
> lines.

In the case of ASCII characters, that can't amount to anything but wrapping
them in \0 bytes.

> How is the requirement enforced that the 1-4 leading characters not
> contain a-z etc.?

It isn't.

> It would be interesting to see a regex that actually solved this problem,
> including the optional bom, but I doubt I would want to use it. ;-}

I could cook one up.

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