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Re: [xml-dev] Achieving interoperability in a world where differentOS's represent newline differently

In the first decades of computing, there were two kinds of "newlines".  One was control codes for printers: carriage return and line feed. The other was record start and end signifiers for tape storage: think  COBOL or FORTRAN.

By the 1990s, both kinds of raw newlines had been superseded: drivers hid device details, and Apis took hid drivers.  Newlines were for formatting things on screen or for markup.


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