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   Re: Backslash n [OT] was Line Separator and Paragraph Separator

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  • Subject: Re: Backslash n [OT] was Line Separator and Paragraph Separator
  • From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:26:44 -0400
  • Cc: unicode@unicode.org
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At 11:56 AM -0700 10/22/03, Jonathan Coxhead wrote:

>>  > Don't know about <LF, CR>. I think that should be two line ends.
>>  I agree.  I don't know any system that uses this sequence.
>    The BBC Micro---well-known to a generation of British schoolchildren---used
>this sequence. You can probably find files in that encoding on some 5.25in
>floppies in DFS format in some store cupboards somewhere (for what that's

My God! I had no idea. Those poor British school children who can't 
write XML on their BBC micros! Clearly we must allow LFCR as a legal 
line ending in XML 1.1.  It's a matter of justice!

(Tongue firmly in cheek.)


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)


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