Re: Entities

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 22 Sep 94 13:44:50 EDT

In message <9409221046.aa00746@dali.scocan.sco.COM>, Murray Maloney writes:
><H2> Additional Entity Sets (Proposed) </H2>
>In future editions of HTML,
>additional entity sets may be officially supported.
>Implementors are encouraged to adopt
>the naming conventions described in
>Annex D of the SGML standard (ISO 8879)
>for the following entity sets:

I think this proposal has not been explored sufficiently to merit
inclusion in the spec. Everybody seems to frown on "proposed" stuff
in general.

Larry suggested, and I agree, that we should only include as "proposed"
features that have been implemented and deployed in at least one
working application.

Requiring support for greek, cyrillic, etc. would be extremely
expensive. For example, it requires X fonts that are not widely
deployed, or some mechanism of using bitmaps. I have no idea
how it would work on Mac's and PC's.

I agree that 2.1 should address internationalization. But I don't
think putting this proposal in the 2.0 spec gets us anywhere.

><H3> Alphabetic Characters </H3>
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Latin 2//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Greek Letters//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Monotoniko Greek//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Russian Cyrillic//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Non-Russian Cyrillic//EN"
><H3> General Use </H3>
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Numeric and Special Graphic//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Diacritical Marks//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Publishing//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Box and Line Drawing//EN"
><H3> Technical Use </H3>
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES General Technical//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Greek Symbols//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Alternative Greek Symbols//EN"
><H3> Additional Mathematical Symbols </H3>
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Ordinary//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Binary Operators//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Relations//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Negated Relations//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Arrow Relations//EN"
><LI> "ISO 8879:1986//ENTITIES Added Math Symbols: Delimiters//EN"