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CRLF

From: Patrick E. Meyer (205)544-2265 <patrick@mpd9.msfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 09:53:49 -0600
Message-Id: <95103009534946@mpd9.msfc.nasa.gov>
To: HTTP-WG%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Just a few quick questions regarding section 3.6.1 of the
HTTP 1.0 specification.

   From second paragraph - "In addition to the 
   preferred CRLF, HTTP applications must accept a
   bare CR or LF alone as representing a single line
   break in text media."

My site runs OSU's HTTP server which David Jones
states follows the preferred method of sending a
CRLF to represent a line-break.  However, almost
every browsers I use to retrieve files from our
server saves an extra CR at the end of every line.

   Browsers include (Netscape, Mosaic and Arena).

   A. Is OSU's server in error for sending the CRLF?
   B. Are browser's in error for not interpreting a
      CRLF sequence as a single line-break?
   C. Are both browser and server correct in their
      interpretation of this statement?

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Received on Monday, 30 October 1995 06:58:02 EST

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