Martin v. Löwis
martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 21 17:39:42 CEST 2003
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'.
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