Re: TEXTAREA line terminators: platform dependent?Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 94 10:35:23 EDT
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
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Subject: Re: TEXTAREA line terminators: platform dependent?
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I like option c.
Not that that should carry any weight or anything. :-)
But I do like it.
> The spec appears to be silent on the issue of line terminators used
> when submitting the contents of a TEXTAREA. If this is
> implementation or platform dependent, then I would like to say so.
> Despite having used TEXTAREA, I hadn't thought much about this one.
> Three things come to mind:
> a. honor any line-ends found in the data, using whatever line-end is
> native to the server platform (because you can't tell the client
> platform). In effect this means the contents of TEXTAREA are
> treated as if they were being displayed as <pre>
> b. Ditto, sticking strictly to UNIX line-ends (LF alone).
> c. Honor only double line-ends (LF-LF or CR/LF-CR/LF etc) as marking
> logical line or para boundaries, and fold remaining data as if it
> were a wrapped para.