Incompatibility of CMSimple 4

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Incompatibility of CMSimple 4

Post by svasti » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 pm

Just discovered that none of my version.nfo files work in CMSimple 4 :(
Because CMSimple 4 has no trim to the last value of the version.nfo, which contains URL to the author's site.
I discovered that my html-editor had the preset: Add CR+LF to EOF, and therefore all my version.nfo files end with CR + LF. CMSimple 4 cannot handle that. But it is no problem in Holger's hi_updatecheck.

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Re: Incompatibility of CMSimple 4

Post by cmb » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:23 pm

It might be more appropriate to request this relaxed syntax on

Anyway, the version.nfo files are basically CSV files, and there is no standard regarding those. RFC 4180 is only informational, unfortunately, and it states:
The last record in the file may or may not have an ending line break.
For the sake of compatibility, I suggest you change the configuration of your editor, and enter a linebreak manually after the last line of any file where that is appropriate. Personally, I prefer to have a linebreak (usually a newline) to be the last character of any text file, but typing it in is just a single keystroke, so I can live with it (actually I'm doing it this way).

OTOH, Postel's law comes to mind.
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Re: Incompatibility of CMSimple 4

Post by Gert » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:30 am

svasti wrote:Because CMSimple 4 has no trim ...
Solved in CMSimple 4.4.1 (2014-04-25 10:30am),


PS: I edit the .nfo files with the standard editor of Windows. I have configured my Windows Explorer to open .nfo files automatically in the Windows editor by opening from Windows Explorer.
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