ISSUE-423: Optional BOM ⓟ

Optional BOM ⓟ

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Addison Phillips
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The specification REQUIRES UTF-8, which is awesome.

The specification allows the (optional) presence of the BOM character (U+FEFF), presumably in its UTF-8 flavored 0xEF.BB.BF octet sequence. I assume BOM is permitted because some text editors apply a BOM as a Unicode introducer. This issue is just to note the presence of BOM in the file format.
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  1. [minutes] Internationalization WG telecon 2015-03-19 (from on 2015-03-19)
  2. I18N-ISSUE-423: Optional BOM ⓟ [WebVTT] (from on 2015-02-26)

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Addison Phillips, 20 Mar 2015, 20:16:06

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