UTF-8 BOM, really!? (was: [Haskell-cafe] Re: File path program me)

Steve Schafer steve at fenestra.com
Mon Jan 31 10:36:21 EST 2005

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 10:30:58 -0500, you wrote:

>A BOM came to be permitted because it uses the identical code as NBSP 
>(non-breaking space).

Not quite. It's the same code (U+FEFF) as ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE.
This is _not_ the same thing as NO-BREAK SPACE (U+00A0), which is what
you frequently see in HTML as  .

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp

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