> See http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode5.0.0/ch02.pdf > (pg 36) "Use of a BOM is neither required nor recommended for UTF-8,
> but may
> be encountered in contexts where UTF-8 data is converted from other
> encoding forms..."
> More specifically the non-recommendation of bom: http://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html > "Note that some recipients of UTF-8 encoded data do not expect a BOM.
> Where UTF-8 is used transparently in 8-bit environments, the use of a
> BOM will interfere with any protocol or file format that expects
> specific ASCII characters at the beginning, such as the use of "#!" of
> at the beginning of Unix shell scripts. "
didn't i mention these 2 points exactly in the link i gave??