Format of the INPUT TextArea

David Sisson <>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 22:53:14 +0200
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Subject: Format of the INPUT TextArea
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    I've been fiddling around with a server that uses forms.  When I send 
the default text that starts in the textarea, I do so with CRLF's.  When I
get the text back from NCSA Mosaic for X,  I get my CRLF's for any unmodified
text plus LF's for any newly added lines.  It's easy to handle this, just use
the LF's as delimiters and throw out any CR's.  But what's going to happen when
NCSA Mosaic 2.0 for the Mac comes out?  Do I need to start looking for CR, LF,
or CRLF's?

    What should the standard be?  CRLF's like the TELNET RFC, converted 
locally to whatever's convenient?

--   (Dave Sisson)