Re: Entities

"Daniel W. Connolly" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 13:37:44 EDT
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From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>
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Subject: Re: Entities 
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In message <9409221029.aa00625@dali.scocan.sco.COM>, Murray Maloney writes:
>> 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.

Whao: you expect HTML 2.1 to have a character set other than
ISO8869-1? I don't see how that's practical. But we'll see,
I guess.