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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Christian Taube <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 27 May 1992 16:04:00 PDT
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>>    I read somewhere, sometime that WordPerfect can be saved in a 7-bit
>>    format that will allow it to travel over BITNET/Internet and preserve
>>    all of its control codes (i.e., underlining, footnotes, etc.).  I
>>    haven't had a chance to fiddle with this myself, so I was wondering if
>>    anyone else had--and with what success.
>Why not try compressing it? Zip and StuffIt files can both be sent over
>the net as binary data, which bypasses the various nasties which can
>corrupt the document. Although it won't be quite as easy as straight
>mail, it _will_ get the file there intact, and with the added plus of
>being compressed to save bandwith.
For that matter, why not all switch to a REAL system--i.e. anything
that is not VAX-related :-)--and use compress and uudecode, so that
anybody on any system--even those remaining with a VAX :-)--will be able
to receive files that contain binary data and unpack them for them-
selves.  (BTW, stuffing a document in whichever way will lead, to my
understanding, to no more saving of bandwidth, because that is already
being achieved by the various compress/archive programs.)  Not every-
body _is_ able to receive binary data just like that, and a lot of the
networking that's going on is elitist and exclusive enough as it is.
Jeremy, I can't quite imagne how anybody is going to use seven bits
and still get all control characters right.  However, I will gladly
be proven the contrary.  This sounds interesting.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled screen talk.
(if you are looking for the bilder deep your ear on the movietone!) FW 062.08
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