Announcement: SAX 1.0gamma

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun May 3 15:43:36 BST 1998

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.


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