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RE: RS/RE, again (sorry)

From: Jean Paoli <jeanpa@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 16:32:48 -0800
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-16-MSG-961214003248Z-9450@INET-01-IMC.microsoft.com>
To: "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
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?
Received on Friday, 13 December 1996 19:37:10 UTC

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