RE: [xsl] SAXON and UTF-8

Subject: RE: [xsl] SAXON and UTF-8
From: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@xxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 18:39:13 +0200
Seems to me that

is quite clear about it...

(I think this was changed in the second edition)

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> [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Michael Kay
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> Subject: RE: [xsl] SAXON and UTF-8
> > Windows Notepad saves UTF8 files with Byte Order Mark, and
> > AFAIK, the XML
> > parser in Saxon (AElfred) doesn't support this (at least it
> > didn't last time I checked).
> >
> The question is, can an XML document (or entity) in UTF-8 encoding start
> with a BOM? The fact that Unicode allows it, and the fact that Notepad can
> create it, doesn't make it legal XML.
> My reading of the XML spec is that it expects to find BOM only in UTF-16
> files. I can't see any total prohibition of a BOM in a UTF-8 file, but the
> spec certainly seems to assume that they won't occur. If anyone thinks
> otherwise, I'd like to see evidence from the XML specification,
> which is the
> only definitive source.
> This is of course totally off-topic for XSLT.
> Mike Kay
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