Topic "XML should automatically choose binary transfer"

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WINSCP 5.1.0 build 2625
Default setting to transfer XML files as text is not right. When it is in UTF-8 there might be 3 leading characters, that are then lost, even if the rest of the document looks same and correct.
Perhaps the best idea is to have binary mode by default for all files, only if user really wants to have it, then set to text mode. (usually text mode is only calling for problems)
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Binary transfer mode is default since 5.0.2:
But that's for new installations only.

Request for option to turn off BOM stripping is tracked here:
Martin Prikryl

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