Re: Announcement: SAX 1.0gamma
Tim Bray writes: > At 09:12 AM 5/3/98 -0400, David Megginson wrote: > >James Clark writes: > > > It should be specified whether a byte order mark at the beginning > > > of a XML byte stream is included as part of the character stream. > > > I don't think it should be > > > >My first hunch is the opposite: the XML productions deal with > >characters, not bytes. > > I think James has the spec on his side here. The BOM should *definitely* > be hidden from SAX customers. My fault -- I am very tired (for non-SAX reasons), and misread James's comment: I somehow assumed that he was suggesting that the BOM be removed from _byte_ streams. Tim and James are entirely correct: the BOM should not appear in character streams. Sorry for any confusion, David -- David Megginson ak117@f... Microstar Software Ltd. dmeggins@m... http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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