BOM inside tokens

Brendan Eich brendan at
Wed Jul 16 15:00:46 PDT 2008

Latest news in the bug:

Igor wrote:

"So MSIE simply treats BOM as a whitespace for the purpose of  
parsing. Which
suggests to do this in SM to fix the bug: treat BOM as one of Unicode
whitespace characters in the scanner avoiding any character skipping or

So no security issues with stripping. Another triumph of de-facto  
standard over de-jure.

Pratap got this into ES3.1 drafts already.


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