ISSUE-57: UTF-16 BOM is required

UTF-16 BOM is required

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

WG Approved: Yes

"When polyglot markup uses UTF-16, it should include the BOM indicating UTF-16LE or UTF-16BE."

The RFC use of the word 'should' is incorrect. The XML spec requires the BOM for UTF-16 documents.

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