ISSUE-59: BOM with utf-8 and/or utf-16

BOM with utf-8 and/or utf-16

Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
3. Character Encoding

WG Approved: Yes

" Use UTF-8 or UTF-16 with the appropriate BOM. "

This could be read "use utf-8 with the appropriate BOM or UTF-16 with the appropriate BOM", but a utf-8 bom (or signature) is not strictly necessary, and some would argue that it may cause problems, and it's use should be discouraged here.

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IMPORTANT: This issue was moved from our old review tracking system to the new tracker system. For previous mail relating to this issue, see:[polyglot]%20%20BOM%20with%20utf-8%20and/or%20utf-16&hdr-2-name=from&hdr-2-query=&hdr-3-name=message-id&hdr-3-query=&index-grp=Member__FULL+Public__FULL&index-type=t&

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