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Markus Wankus markus_wankus at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 21 22:03:43 CEST 2003


On 21 Jun 2003 17:39:42 +0200, Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:

> Ben Finney <bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au> writes:
>
> [In response to Alan Kennedy claiming that HTML is the most widely
> used [electronic] document format in human history?]
>> It isn't.  That award would go to 7-bit ASCII plain text.
>>
>> Facetious?  No.
>
> Do you have numbers to prove that? Looking at my disk:
>
> martin at mira:~> locate .html|wc
> 41104   41104 2425699
> martin at mira:~> locate .txt|wc
> 7958    7963  389013
>
> So I do have way more .html files than .txt files. I haven't counted
> source code files, here, obviously, but I'm not sure whether those
> would qualify as '7-bit ASCII plain text'.
>

LOL.  I think the point was - your .html files are 7-bit ASCII plain 
text....

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Markus




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