Re: XML and mainframes, yet again (was RE: Some comm
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@n...> > The fact that most of the world adopted the UNIX-style file model rather > than the mainframe style is a historical accident that doesn't make either > style wrong, let alone "brain-dead". I don't know whether it's right now > that XML should make accommodations for this minority of the IT community, > but it's certainly a reasonable proposition to argue. Interestingly, SGML uses the Record Start, Record End approach. XML threw this out, in favour of the more Webby newline approach: "map to #A". The fact that IBM uses NEL for newlines may be a good enough reason for adding NEL to the list of characters to map to #A, but does not mean that XML 1.0's decision to support lines rather than records needs to be revisited. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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