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

Quoting Dan Mabbutt <Seigfried@msn.com>:

> 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.

I guess some mail software somewhere automatically converted it to what it's own
conventions were?

> Dan
> -----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.
> Ed.
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