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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
From: JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 08:05:47 -0700 (PDT)
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Its a question of convenience on the platform, should handling be done with an 
external application other than the Client.  For an example: Log files 
generated by a Client could be processed on a DOS machine using the normal 
tools (such as Batch Files), as the normal tools are Case Insensitive.
--- On Sat, 7/5/08, John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [gopher] Re: meta: item types, etc.
To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008, 8:05 AM

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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