CRLF vs LF was: Re: holding connections open...

Karl Auerbach (
Sun, 18 Sep 1994 18:46:54 +0200

> |>1. Use multipart/* and BASE64 encoding.
> It would also make Tim B-L very very unhappi. The whole point of HTTP is
> to exploit being 8 bit clean. We do not want the smallest toehold for the
> people who would start running 7 bit only transports.

Am I imagining things are do we have some inconsistency about how
servers terminate their header lines? Out of the side of my eye last
week I think I perceived two major servers (NCSA and CERN) having
different opinions whether to terminate a header line with a simple LF
or a CRLF pair.