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   Re: [xml-dev] XML and mainframes, yet again (was RE: [xml-dev] Somecomme

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David Carlisle scripsit:

> And you can even do that if you specify an ibm encoding and the 
> parser does the "obvious" thing with NEL and maps it to #10
> (whilst it is arguable that the mapping for NEL should be 85 which then
> wouldn't work without xml 1.1 , this is dubious, it is clearly less
> useful and it seems unnatural, one assumes that other text transfers
> (eg ftp) between ibm and the ascii world map line to line ends, so it 
> see,s unreasonable that the mapping for xml should map ibm new lines to 
> #85 which isn't a line end in any ascii/unicode system and is just
> presumably there to allow some kind of round tripping.

And what is to be done with ASCII-encoded IBM plain text, which actually
uses 85 to represent #x85?

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
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   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
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