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On Fri, 7 Nov 2008 09:23:04 -0800
"Sam Roberts" <> wrote:

> If you can be **standard conformant** in two different ways, why not
> conform in the way that allows maximum interoperability?
'cause it's a workaround for the bug in the alien code, not the

> Its not like the ftp source use lower case for any particular reason,
> other than the author liked the way it looked in the source code! It
> was a perfectly good choice, until someone found it isn't a good
> choice.
so please show why this isn't a good choice? which standard this choise
violates? if there's no such standard, than this is an ugly workaround,
not a 'bad choice'. more workarounds --> more messy code --> more
standards violations.