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Re: Quota draft issues from Atlanta WG mtg.

From: Eric Sedlar <eric.sedlar@oracle.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:07:59 -0800
Message-ID: <016b01c29b18$71615600$2caa2382@us.oracle.com>
To: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>, <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

I think the consensus at the WG meeting was that using the word "octet" was
dumb, as we don't refer to "mega-octets" rather than megabytes, but that we
should clarify that "byte" refers to 8 bits for the sticklers.

--Eric

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa Dusseault" <lisa@xythos.com>
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: Quota draft issues from Atlanta WG mtg.


> 
> Current plan: I'll change it to octets.  I had a hard time determining
> consensus on this one given the reaction at the in-person meeting.
> 
> lisa
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de [mailto:Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de]
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 1:44 PM
> > To: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
> > Cc: Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de
> > Subject: Re (2): Quota draft issues from Atlanta WG mtg.
> > 
> > 
> > Jim Luther <luther.j@apple.com> wrote:
> > > I'd be very surprised if anyone has shipped an implementation using
> the
> > > "*-bytes" property names yet (I know Apple hasn't because we're
> waiting
> > > for a consensus on the issues), so this is probably the best time to
> > > make a name change.
> > I agree. At first I wondered about the discussion. For me a byte had 8
> > bits.
> > But octets avoids all discussions how many bits it has. So now would
> be
> > the
> > time to change.
> > 
> > Cheers, Edgar
> > 
> > P.S. I didn't get any reaction on some earlier posts. But I guess
> silence
> > means disagreement :-), so it's ok.
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > edgar@edgarschwarz.de                    http://www.edgarschwarz.de
> > *          DOSenfreie Zone.        Running Active Oberon.         *
> > Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler.     Albert Einstein
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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