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Re: TuneNet V2.9

Subject: Re: TuneNet V2.9
by nbache on 2020/3/30 22:57:00

@broadblues

That looks like a BOM - Byte Order Marker - (slightly distorted from some program's attempt to display it as text).

There is a special place in Hell for people who insist on putting a BOM into a UTF-8 coded file. It simply doesn't make any sense, because UTF-8 by definition consists of single bytes, and one byte cannot have any order among itself.

Unfortunately, there are many "developers" out there who don't know any better.

God, the time I used to waste trying to convince people of this back when I was coding PL/SQL code to read XML files received from the outside ...

If possible, the sanest approach is of course to make your code resilient to that nonsense (which I couldn't in PL/SQL, but you luckily can).

Rant over ... oh, it's good to be retired

Best regards,

Niels


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