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Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 08:50:37 -0400
Message-Id: <199610011250.IAA02414@nathaniel.ebt>
To: Charles@SGMLsource.com
CC: jjc@jclark.com, lee@sq.com, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>>
>>Then who is to define *how* an entity manager is to recognise these
>>"lines"?
>
>It varies by the file system (or more generally, storage manager). IBM
>mainframes use a length field, DOS uses CR/LF, and so on. There is a good
>description of this in the FSI spec.

Most operating systems I have seen deal with bytes or blocks, and any
other structure is imposed through system libraries, which are linked
into programs which generally run in user-space. 
Received on Tuesday, 1 October 1996 08:53:15 UTC

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