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[gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.

[gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.

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Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2008 07:05:15 -0500
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

JumpJet Mailbox 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.

I am unaware of any current platform that is both capable of TCP 
communication and incapable of making a case-sensitive comparison at the 
protocol level.

Even EBCBDIC platforms can do this.

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