RE: RS/RE, again (sorry)

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.

>From: 	gtn@ebt.com[SMTP:gtn@ebt.com]
>Sent: 	Friday, December 13, 1996 4:01 PM
>To: 	Jean Paoli
>Cc: 	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>Subject: 	RE: RS/RE, again (sorry)
>>>This is a fact only if we make it so. We are defining the standard. XML
>>>already requires _not_ breaking lines in mixed content. Any editor
>>>shenanigams in such places will be application-visible, so the flexibility
>>>being gained is in fact rather small, for most documents which are composed
>>>mostly of mixed-content.
>>Look, an  application *has* to cut lines where it can and if there is a
>>long stream of text, it is going to cut it.
>Perhaps I'm just stupid, but I really can't see why... care to explain?