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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