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Re: lynx-dev Revised patch for HTFTP.c

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Revised patch for HTFTP.c
Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 08:02:31 +0100 (BST)

> I am also not willing to accept the assertion that text files on a
> server should necessarily be in the default eol mode for that server.

It is the assumption made by FTP.  FTP wasn't designed specifically for
managing archives, but rather for transferring files between different
operating systems, and, in the days when it was designed, such files would
be text, because the binary ones would generally be useless on the wrong

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