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Unix command files, UTF-8, and the byte order mark
Authored by: siteisbroken on Apr 06, '09 06:29:56PM

If the poster is writing HTML to post on the web, rather than strictly for his own use, he should note that just because his browser recognizes the BOM as indicating UTF-8, that doesn't mean others will. He should stick to the standards.



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HTML for my own use
Authored by: MJCube on Apr 07, '09 08:04:48AM

Yes, of course. I had written a sentence explaining that these web pages are mostly for my own reference, but I omitted it as being too much info for the hint. One of these days I'll look into browser support for UTF-8 without the declaration, but for these purposes I don't care.



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