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three funny character in *.js files

Postby EricM on Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:42 pm

Hi! First , I think the WYMeditor is *da-bomb* !!! It is very light-weight and gives just the right amount of functionality to the user without giving "too much" .

I plan to use your editor in several CMS websites, so I wrote a PHP wrapper so I can initialize, load all the included *.js files and setup the editor with a single Javascript statement like:
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://dev.yourdomain.com/htmleditor/wymeditor/wymeditor/WYMsetup.php?url_base=http://dev.yourdomain.com/htmleditor/wymeditor/wymeditor/&preview_url=http://dev.yourdomain.com/preview.html&preview_features=scrollbars,width=767,height=500"></script>

My WYMsetup.php wrapper works perfectly , but each of the *.js files begin with three little hex characters : EF BB BF .

That causes problems in my PHP loader for all the *.js files. Are these three characters needed? I just took them all out of my files, but it would be nice if in future these three characters could "disappear".

Thanks!
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Postby jfh on Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:22 pm

Hi Eric,
These three characters represent the Byte Order Mark (BOM), which indicates that the file is encoded in UTF-8.
If there's no problem removing it from the js files (needs some testing), the fix will be available in the next release.
Thank you for your feedback!
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