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Indeed it does, although not directly. From the RFC:

> TEXTDATA = %x20-21 / %x23-2B / %x2D-7E

So, it is a subset of ASCII whose hex codes must lie in the ranges given above. Basically, any printable ASCII character with the exception of 0x22 (= double quote) and 0x2C (=comma) which serve other purposes.

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From "3. MIME Type Registration of text/csv":

  Common usage of CSV is US-ASCII, but other character sets defined
  by IANA for the "text" tree may be used in conjunction with the
  "charset" parameter.
Basically, you can specify that it's UTF-8 or whatever via the Content-Type response header. Setting this response header isn't something an encoder could do. A CSV parsing library also shouldn't be responsible for loading the CSV file via HTTP. In most cases, CSV files aren't directly fetched via HTTP anyways.

Anyhow, ASCII is utter nonsense. We aren't living in an ASCII world. Even the Americans don't do that. An ASCII-only format is completely useless.

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Indeed, your format looks exactly like what Perl's CHANGES spec stipulate: https://metacpan.org/pod/distribution/CPAN-Changes/lib/CPAN/...

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Nitpick:

> The idea is to use zero-width and space characters of UTF-8 such as U+200B, U+200C, U+200D

That must be Unicode, not UTF-8.

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Fixed it, thanks!

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OP or mods: please add [2010] tag to the title.

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If adding the year to every post that's not "news" is to become a convention, it should be added to the guidelines. I doubt this is going to happen because, really, what difference does it make for an article like this?

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Old posts tend to contain outdated information, although I don't think that's the case here. The real issue is that almost every old post has already been discussed on HN previously, and posting it again just wastes time by restarting the discussion from scratch.

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On articles more than a year old, I find the year helps me know at a glance if a familiar sounding title is something I've read before or fresh content with the coincidentally familiar headline.

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getyearofpost() should never be used to measure timeliness

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Ha!

Indeed. I'll go back and update posts if they are no longer true.

/Author

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I'm getting an error message [1]:

"Sorry your session has expired. Kindly login again to continue."

even if I have just logged in. I cleared cookies, etc. but no use. And that error text is in white font over pink background -- hard to read without mouse-selecting.

[1]: https://imgur.com/7aAViSu

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ಕ್ರಿಸ್ಮಸ್ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು ! With regards from India :)

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I had the exact same problem on an Ubuntu server at work. Since I don't have root access, I was forced to compile from source. I gave up when I couldn't compile Cabal.

My solution was Multimarkdown 4 [1]. It supports many basic Pandoc features I need (tables, etc.). Exports to HTML and PDF. Since it is written in C, the compilation was straight forward. 10 minutes later, my document is ready. Couldn't have been happier.

[1]: https://github.com/fletcher/MultiMarkdown-4

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Missing feature: Sort by language. This is especially important for massively multilingual countries like India. Choosing 'India' lists hundreds of movies, but I would like to sort it by language (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, etc.)

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That's an interesting and potentially useful idea, but if you go down that road, I think it'd be immediately relevant to also go into available subtitle languages. It also really depends on where this site gets its data from, as the "from [country x]" filtering can yield some questionable results.

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I discovered various CardDAV servers listed on Davdroid's homepage. I just installed Baikal server and worked flawlessly with Davdriod. THanks OP and DAVdroid !

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Classifying Hinduism and Buddhism as "religions" in the Western sense of the word is imprecise and misleading at best.

You can be a Hindu atheist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charvaka

Swami Vivekananda popularized the Ramakrishna school of thought, but they themselves deny to be called Hindus.

Goa deputy Chief Minister considers himself to be a "Christian Hindu": http://www.firstpost.com/politics/india-hindu-nation-im-chri...

Hinduism in not an organized religion like Abrahamic religions. The definition of Hinduism is very fluid in practice.

Similarly one can be a Buddhist atheist as well.

PS: Also please add Sikhism and Jainism to the poll -- two other major Indian religions!

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> Similarly one can be a Buddhist atheist as well.

This makes me think of my time in Japan. On polls (or when asked), the majority of the Japanese will say or mark down "Buddhism". However, for all intents and purposes, they're atheist/agnostic. They don't believe in God or gods/deities, they view it kinda the same way we view Santa Claus. They only follow a few Buddhist rituals out of cultural pressure/habit (funeral services, news years celebrations, etc). It's extremely similar to how agnostics or even atheists will celebrate Christmas even though they don't believe in God. It's fun, everyone else is doing it so why not?

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You can also be a Jewish Christian Buddhist Atheist if you want. You are Jewish if you're a member of the Jewish people (i.e. descended from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). You are Christian if you were baptized according to a valid Trinitarian formula. You are Buddhist if you believe in and practice Buddhism. You are atheist if you don't believe in God. The point? Religions are not all "the same kind of thing" and interchangeable.

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