Re: Perceived Consensus: Murray's entity stuff goes in

Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 94 11:27:49 EDT
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From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
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Subject: Re: Perceived Consensus: Murray's entity stuff goes in
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The "Additional Entity Sets (Proposed)" was presented
as a way of committing HTML to using the 8879 entity sets.
I think that we would all agree that we should not adopt
other entity-naminmg schemes and break one-to-one compatibility
with the rest of the SGML docu-verse.  N'est pas?

However, since those sets are not in use in anybody's browser
except ours, I readily acknowledge that there is a very strong
and valid argument against including this section in the spec.

I wonder, then, if there might be some more appropriate part of
the RFC -- perhaps where the relationship between HTML and SGML
is described -- to commit HTML to SGML common practice(s) including
the use of these well-known entity sets.


> >I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, but...
> I guess this wasn't as clear as it could have been.  Murray sent 4
> specific files to the list, in HTML format, specifying content to be
> added to the spec.  Those files are currently sitting on
> We're still sorting out where this material is supposed to be pasted
> into the actual document, but my understanding is that it should go in,
> except for:
> >Please don't put any proposals that involve characters outside of
> >ISO Latin 1 into the 2.0 spec.
> Which I believe refers to the "Additional Entity Sets (Proposed)" section
> at the botton of entities.html,
> right?
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