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

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Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:

> >EBCDIC vs. ASCII is perfectly irrelevant to this discussion: mainframes
> >can work with ASCII files as well as EBCDIC files, but in either
> >case the NEL character (encoded as hex 85 in ASCII encoding or
> >hex 15 in EBCDIC encoding) is the native line delimiter.
> Again, that's simply not true. There is no NEL in ASCII. A document 
> that includes NEL (or any other byte above #7F) is not an ASCII 
> document.

Fair enough.  I should have said "ASCII-compatible encoding".

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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