Re: Entities

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 22 Sep 94 13:37:44 EDT

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.