Re: Entities

Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 10:32:39 EDT
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From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
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Subject: Re: Entities
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> Leaving the partial set in provides a guide as to what's actually
> supported now (the point of 2.0).  But the doc could give the
> whole list, and a future revision could eliminate all character
> entities in the DTD in favor of a reference to the ISO set.

See my documents (I will post within hours) and see if you
agree with the way that I have done it.
> On the other hand, Mosaic recognizes the named references
> (&eacute;) as well as the character entity forms (&#233;);  I
> know Dan thought it cleaner design to use the character entities,
> but they'll go away eventually.  We could simply give a short
> set drawn from the standard file without the character entities
> at all.  Mapping from the entity names to local characters is
> the responsibility of the browser.

While that should be true, it is not.  Because we are hardwired
to 8859-1, all named character entities (&eacute;) map directly
to numeric character positions.  I think that we should expect
that to change in HTML 2.1 or later.
> So, yes, it looks odd, but it could just as well stay as it is
> for 2.0, I think.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Terry Allen  (   Editor, Digital Media Group
> O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.    Sebastopol, Calif., 95472


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