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Keith J. Schultz keithjschultz at web.de
Mon Nov 14 14:01:56 CET 2011

Hi Humpty Dumpty,

Go read the standards and cry without kissing the girls. 
Evidently, you are  trained in computer science or you would
know what a real plain text file is. 

Also, in computer science we do not use the definitions of lay persons nor
common language use. 

I assume you know all about academia and the use of language. 
Or that the language of law for example is quite different that "normal"

When you are willing to come back to a serious discussion we talk.
But, troll if you wish.


Am 14.11.2011 um 12:08 schrieb Philip TAYLOR:

> Humpty Dumpty might have approved ("When I used a word,"
> Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means
> just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.")
> but I am afraid I cannot.  The definition is /your/ definition,
> not the definition of the general community.  Plain text is
> plain text, as I wrote long ago in this thread -- it contains
> letters, digits, punctuation, special symbols, white space
> and ends of line.  By definition (the generally accepted
> definition, that is, not a personal idiosyncratic one), none
> of those letters, digits, punctuation, special symbols,
> white space or ends of line have any special significance,
> and certainly no greater significance than they would
> have were they to appear (say) printed on a sheet of paper.
> As soon as you define any one of those things to have special
> significance (as do Runoff, GML, SGML, HTML, XML, TeX, ...),
> the document ceases to be plain text and becomes structured
> text.

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