Re: EntitiesMurray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 15:34:37 EDT
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
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Subject: Re: Entities
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> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org.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,
> I guess.
No, I don't expect the character set to change, but I might expect
browsers to accept ALL of the 8879 entities that correspond
to the 8859 character set.