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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
From: "Nuno J. Silva" <nunojsilva@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 11:48:17 +0100
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

On Fri, 4 Jul 2008 19:13:58 -0700 (PDT)
JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am absolutely, 100%, AGAINST the idea of_Upper / Lower case letters
> indicating different Item Types._ Although this may be acceptable for
> some computer platforms (upper and lower case letters do have
> different ASCII values), it is a real annoyance on others._ As
> protocols must be universal, "case neutrality" should be the only
> acceptable method. _ JumpJet proposes the following: Type 1 =
> "directory" Type i or I = "information" _ Type 0 = "Plain text file"

In which platforms does using that approach is unacceptable? Shouldn't
upper and lower cases have different charset codes, in any charset that
has both?

Nuno J. Silva (aka njsg)
LEIC student at Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal
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