Re: Strange Spanish Question Mark =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=28=BF=29_App?= =?ISO-8859-1?Q?earance_at_the_Very_Beginning_of_Output_HTM?= =?ISO-8859-1?Q?L_Files_Using_C++?=

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 06:53:03 +0100
* maria:

On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 23:23:00 +0100, "Alf P. Steinbach"
<> wrote:

* maria:

I was just wondering why they are created to begin with, and why they
only show up at the beginnig of the output file.

The last may be a clue. Are you sure that it isn't a Unicode UTF-8 byte
order mark (BOF)? It would appear as "??W". Check out
<>. As to how it gets
there, and whether you should leave it there or remove it, well,
anyone's guess without knowing much about your program, data, processing
etc., but it's most likely not a C++ issue.

Let me add that newer versions of UEdit allow you to save a file
without the BOM. I think this started with version 11.20. It is now
version 13.20. The reason I am interested in this is that
my Firefox browser does show these little characters on my pages,
Thanks again.

I'm sorry, discussing this further is off-topic in clc++, and I'm not
sure about the right group for discussing HTML/XML/whatever the document
is, so, sorry about no hint for right group. The FAQ only mentions
groups for other things. Perhaps either some Usenet HTML or XML group,
or a Mozilla community forum, or simply check whether adhering to strict
standards (check out the W3C pages, <url:>) helps.

Cheers, & hth.,

- Alf

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is it such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?

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