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RE: RS/RE, again (sorry)

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 16 Dec 1996 14:06:00 +0000 (GMT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <199612161406.OAA02657@curia.ucc.ie>
> >well, for example because it is a very common behavior 
> >of a *lot* of text applications to let the user choose the 
> >number of characters which are allowed in a line.
> >Even :-) SGML tools such as Grif or Adept allows that.
> 
> That seems to be quite different to the "must" assertion you
> made.

I can think of at least one system where you get no choice: VMS
limits the length of a line in a text file to 256 chars.

///Peter
Received on Monday, 16 December 1996 09:06:37 EST

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