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[leafnode-list] Re: Requesting "legal opinion" on Newsgroups & Xref headers

Am 21.11.2009, 20:38 Uhr, schrieb Whiskers <catwheezel@xxxxxxxxx>:

> I can't, not on its own; all six articles have the usual hex 0D 0A
> characters at the end of the Newsgroups header.  So it doesn't look as
> though the problem exists in the original articles, unless it's getting
> corrected somehow on the way to me.
> ^M on its own is the usual Unix and Linux newline - but for some reason,
> DOS and Windows require ^M^J together, and usenet follows that  
> convention.

^M on its own used to be the MacOS newline before MacOS X, but I'm not  
sure about the current version. For AmigaOS and Unix, ^J would be the EOL  
character, and Windows indeed expects ^M^J. DOS is dead, why bother.

> Only the combination hex 0D 0A (^M^J or carriage return and line feed) is
> allowed, as far as I know.  (Although some usenet clients can cope with
> format=flowed as well).

That would be independent of the EOL character.

Matthias Andree
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