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Subject: Re: TEXTAREA line terminators revisited
From: "Brian Gaines" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Thu, 12 Jan 95 13:22:36 EST

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The interpretation of TEXTAREA data is up to the server. In many applications
data can be used and stored without requiring a standardized terminator 
-- e.g. it is trivial to search for CR or LF as a line delimiter. In
others data may be stored in a standard format for the platform/OS/application
which is not CRLF separated, in which case the server has to reformat the data

It is a waste of resources for the client end to be forced to reformat
TEXTAREA data when it is generally not necessary. The 'implementation
dependent specification' is the most efficient.

This is a case where writing something more specific into the standard
will just lead to that part being ignored.


Brian Gaines              Knowledge Science Institute, University of Calgary
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