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[TSVN] Re: Re: Re: New info on hooks in docs

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_blazepoint.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-18 11:25:21 CET

Martin Eckardt wrote:
> Lübbe Onken wrote:
>> I already asked this question once. Do we really need the BOMs
>> anymore? Many (if not most) editors destroy them. Each of our
>> documents is a valid xml document on its own. We should pay
>> attention that the the first line of each document reads: <?xml
>> version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> +1 I also think we don't need the BOMs but then we really must be sure
> we use UTF-8 and if there are no BOMs it could be easily forgotten by
> new users.
> I hope we get no mismatch files with UTF-8 encoded umlauts and ISO-*
> encoded umlauts. TortoiseMerge recognizes the Files as UTF-8 through
> the BOMs. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

We lazy English speakers never see these problems ;-)

But seriously folks, I am not certain now which programs actually use
(and need) the BOMs, which ones recognise the xml UTF-8 headers, and
which ones don't understand and delete the BOM anyway.

FWIW I had just written a small console app which checks whether a BOM
exists and (optionally) adds one if missing.

CheckBOM tortoisesvn\doc\source\de\*.xml
OK Pubdate.xml
OK tme_appa.xml
OK tme_appb.xml
OK tme_ch00.xml
OK tme_ch01.xml
OK tme_ch02.xml
Missing tme_glossary.xml
OK tortoisemerge.xml
OK tortoisesvn.xml
Missing tsvn_app_automation.xml
OK tsvn_app_faq.xml
Missing tsvn_basics.xml
Missing tsvn_introduction.xml
Missing tsvn_preface.xml
OK tsvn_server.xml
Missing wishlist.xml

There are also a lot missing from tsvn_dug\*.xml

Ironically, all the english docs have BOMs already, even though they
don't need them.

Should I add another option to remove BOMs? ;-) Or shall I add BOMs to
the german docs?


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