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From "Ben (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LOG4NET-329) Allow creation of UTF-8 logs without a BOM.
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 02:52:23 GMT

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Ben resolved LOG4NET-329.
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    Resolution: Not A Problem

As per the comments, this feature is already available via the type attribute.
                
> Allow creation of UTF-8 logs without a BOM.
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LOG4NET-329
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4NET-329
>             Project: Log4net
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Appenders
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.11
>         Environment: Windows 7.
>            Reporter: Ben
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: appender, encodings, unicode
>
> When an appender uses the "utf-8" encoding, output logs will append a BOM to the start
of a file. This is problematic when the log file is only supposed to output errors. Explorer
reports the file size as non-0, so the only way to know if an error actually occurred is to
open the log every time and check. This is not desirable.
> Further, from the Unicode FAQ (http://unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html), a BOM is unnecessary
for UTF-8 since it is already a sequence of bytes, so there are no endian problems to solve
in the first place.
> Removal of the BOM is not necessary, but should also provide a means to use UTF-8 without
a BOM. That could be a new encoding name such as "utf-8_nobom" or as a separate attribute
such as "bom=false" or something else.

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