Re: Backslash n [OT] was Line Separator and Paragraph Separator

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold (
Date: Wed Oct 22 2003 - 15:26:44 CST

At 11:56 AM -0700 10/22/03, Jonathan Coxhead wrote:

>> > Don't know about <LF, CR>. I think that should be two line ends.
>> I agree. I don't know any system that uses this sequence.
> The BBC Micro---well-known to a generation of British schoolchildren---used
>this sequence. You can probably find files in that encoding on some 5.25in
>floppies in DFS format in some store cupboards somewhere (for what that's

My God! I had no idea. Those poor British school children who can't
write XML on their BBC micros! Clearly we must allow LFCR as a legal
line ending in XML 1.1. It's a matter of justice!

(Tongue firmly in cheek.)

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)

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