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Re: Some text that may be useful for the update of RFC 2376
At 08:09 00/03/15 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
> At 10:39 PM 3/15/00 +0800, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > 3) In all cases, if the document starts with a BOM,
> > the charset parameter must indicate which flavour
> > of UTF-16 is being used. There is no default.
> > Failure is an unrecoverable error, for general
> > applications. Detection is not mandatory, but should
> > be made so at some future date.
> >The reason for 3) is that, as Murata-san's proposed
> >Japanese Profile of XML makes clear, there are Japanese flavours
> >of Unicode floating about. So just relying on the BOM is not
Please be careful. There are no multiple flavors of Unicode.
There are multiple flavors of conversion tables between
Japanese legacy encodings and Unicode.
So this does not affect UTF-16 at all.
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