[rfc-i] not just 'lineprinter' (was Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt)

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Sun Jun 29 23:05:48 PDT 2014


On 2014/06/28 01:42, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 6/27/2014 8:57 AM, John Levine wrote:
>>> This use of 'lineprinter' as a tag for text presentation is a
>>> clever bit of distracting marketing.
>>
>> I use 'lineprinter' because 'plain ASCII' is misleading.
>
> That's the historical reference in the IETF.  And since we are in the
> IETF, use of that abbreviation has plenty of clear context.
>
> If you don't like that, try txt, as I've been using.  It's neutral and
> accurate.

Sorry, no. I have tons of .txt files on my notebook that are UTF-8, and 
many others that are Shift_JIS or some other encodings.

Regards,    Martin.


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