Re: Entities "Daniel W. Connolly" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 13:37:44 EDT
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Entities
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In message <email@example.com.COM>, Murray Maloney writes:
>> On the other hand, Mosaic recognizes the named references
>> (é) as well as the character entity forms (é); 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 (é) 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,