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Re: improvements / win9x

From: Harold A. Driscoll <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 11:11:44 -0500
Message-Id: <199905131516.KAA14816@clavin.interaccess.com>
To: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <hoermi@arcormail.de>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
At 06:15 13-05-99 , Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
>| I can understand why you might need to use such a hack 
>|for the Redmond Kid's operating system wannabees, but 
>|would think it much better to make it via a test and hack 
>|code, rather than break it for other platforms.
>Hm, Perl is ment to be available on many platforms. So 
>why not let the Script be compatible on many platforms, too?

No disagreement. Perhaps I was not clear. I'm suggesting something to the
tune of...

	Unless ( $ENV{'OS') eq 'Windows_9x' ) {
		... existing code ...
	else {
		... code which works on Windows 9x ...

Where the test is tweaked to whatever clues Windows 9x gives of its presence.

Safe computing,  /Harold
Harold A. Driscoll                       mailto:harold@driscoll.chi.il.us
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