Martin v. Löwis martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Jun 22 09:07:09 CEST 2003

Ben Finney <bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au> writes:

> In terms of storage of data, yes, a program source file would count as
> plain ASCII, since there is no other markup or control structure.  (The
> *semantics* of the data aren't important to this discussion, since we're
> talking about the *format* of the data).

I see, and HTML and RFC-822 messages wouldn't be flat files, since
there are "embedded codes specifc to a particular text formatter
markup language".


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