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Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python

  • To: Richard Tobin <richard@c...>
  • Subject: Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python, etc ?
  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@r...>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 12:46:16 -0500
  • Cc: xml-dev@l...
  • References: <200112211339.NAA04395@m...>
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Re:  Why would MS  want to make XML break on UNIX
Richard Tobin wrote:

> How does more on these systems behave with Latin-1, UTF-8 and UTF-16
> files, all of which are already legal?

"More" assumes that its output is a terminal, so it refuses

to send strange C0 and C1 characters to it, for fear of making
the output unreadable.  Whether "more" is encoding-sensitive,
or just assumes ASCII+, depends on the OS flavor.

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