Re: Feedback on "Offline Web Applications" (Editor's Draft 17 November 2007)

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
>> But not with things like InputStreamReader, right? So sorry, I still 
>> believe that the requirement to support single CRs introduces 
>> completely useless complexity. (As the introduction of a new 
>> text-based format anyway.)
> For browser-hosted implementations, it's easier if newline rules are 
> consistent between different text-based formats. This argues for 
> allowing CR in this format.
> ...

I simply don't buy that this is sufficient reason to violate the base 
RFC. This is a new MIME type, not text/html. If you don't want to obey 
the text/* rules, use application/*. (for instance, that was done for 
the Relax NG Compact format --

That being said, I am now confused about what the "willful double 
violation of RFC2046" actually is, and I think this needs to be explained.

I also have to note that while the format allows single-CR as line 
terminator (which I think is obscure), it doesn't allow a leading BOM 
(something that you'll get when you edit an UTF-8 encoded text file with 

BR, Julian

Received on Monday, 19 November 2007 11:02:40 UTC