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Subject: Re: Summary of decisions at the Montreal MHTML IETF meeting
From: Gavin Nicol <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:IETF working group on HTML in e-mail <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 5 Jul 1996 02:39:30 GMT

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>Line breaks do matter to rendering within <pre></pre> markup. The main
>reason HTML/HTTP, historically, has been tolerant of use of LF CR and CRLF
>as line breaks, is not related to rendering. Rather, it was allowed
>as an optimization to allow sending files out over the net more
>quickly with HTTP.

Corrct. Which was probably a red herring.

My objection is based simply on the fact that I cannot see why we need
to even mention numeric character references or entity references, and
*especially* numeric character references. These are entirely separate
from the issue of tranfer encodings.

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