[I18n-sig] UTF-8 and BOM

Florian Weimer fw@deneb.enyo.de
18 May 2001 23:05:51 +0200

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

> Why should a BOM behave any different than any other Unicode
> character ? BOMs can be added and deleted in pretty much all
> places of a Unicode text -- that's their intent after all, so
> I don't see how they could break any property of an encoding.

The BOM is overloaded with two meanings, it's certainly not a no-op