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Re: XML Blueberry

At 10:22 AM -0400 6/22/01, John Cowan wrote:
>Peter Flynn wrote:
>>  I see no justification for making a change to line-ends merely
>>  to accommodate legacy operating systems.
>Those "legacy" systems contain a huge amount of well-maintained
>data, as someone else (Tim Bray?) pointed out.  Anyway, the
>only systems that are not "legacy" are the ones still being
>designed: Fred Brooks told us 25+ years ago that an implemented
>system is an obsolete system.

As I've said before, that data, while valuable, is not XML. If IBM 
wants to convert it to XML, then they can most certainly change the 
line endings as they go. It's just bytes after all.

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