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Re: Canonical Substitution

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Canonical Substitution
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2002 12:00:33 -0500 (EST)

Duncan Sommerville writes:
> Is it the client or the servers job to perform CRLF <--> LF
> substitution when transfering text files between Windows and Unix
> platforms?

The client/server protocol specifies that files are to be transferred in
a canonical format, so it is the client's job to translate between that
format and the host-specific file format.  However, that job is
delegated to the C run-time library in the standard implementation.

-Larry Jones

Shut up and go get me some antiseptic. -- Calvin

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