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Re: Linux ready for the home desktop?

 Ben Eisenbraun wrote: 
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 02:12:33PM -0400, Martin Owens wrote: 
>> What is the programmers term: accept incorrectly formatted data but 
>> always try to output correctly formatted data. 
> I always liked the quote from RFC 791, the Internet Protocol RFC: 
> "In general, an implementation must be conservative in its sending 
> behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior." 

This 'robustness principle' by Jon Postel has been getting some 
seriously bad press lately:

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