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RE: XML Blueberry - Ed's txt file looks OK to me!

Just a note from the peanut gallery. (BTW ... this pie fight looks great
from up here!)

I tried it out ... your text file looks great to me. I checked it in a hex
list program and it does have CRLF line endings.  Not that this is of world
shaking importance, but I wonder if someone can explain to me why Ed thinks
this file will look terrible and why it doesn't on my system.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Chidester [mailto:echid@textwise.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 10:44 AM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org; elharo@metalab.unc.edu
Subject: Re: XML Blueberry

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> ...
> The concern with respect to IBM is that ... [they are]
> ... somehow unable to handle documents where lines end with
> carriage returns and line feeds, as they do on every non-IBM system on
> the planet.
> ...

You might try checking your facts. True, many non-IBM systems handle a
carriage return followed by a line feed (CRLF) as an end of line. In
particular, the Microsoft operating systems. But, you might be surprised
to hear that a small company called Sun Microsystems in their Solaris
operating system only uses a line feed character. In a similar manner
I've heard that Apple only uses a carriage return character to end lines.

Try opening a file that's been created on Solaris using Notepad
(I've attached the above paragraph for your viewing pleasure)...
Looks pretty ugly doesn't it?

In short, I think you're being overly hard on IBM and please realize that
Microsoft hasn't taken over the world just yet.