Re: Character Data

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 22 Sep 94 15:41:50 EDT

In message <9409221414.aa01254@dali.scocan.sco.COM>, Murray Maloney writes:
>> In message <9409221044.aa00721@dali.scocan.sco.COM>, Murray Maloney writes:
>> ><P>
>> >Because certain special characters are subject to interpretation
>> >and special processing, information providers and
>> >browser implementors should follow
>> ><A HREF="#spclchars"> these guidelines </A>
>> This paragraph is misleading. In HTML 2.0, there are no characters
>> that are "subject to interpretation and special processing."
>> There's just ISO8859-1 -- a bunch of character glyphs, two or
>> three control characters, and the rest are not used.
>As the later text states, at least space and hyphen may be
>interpreted or processed differently in different contexts
>or by specific processing engines -- like H&J. I think that
>it is imprudent not to make this potential clear from the outset.

Ok. I thought you were talking about SDATA style behaviour
where entities get mapped to different things on different

Never mind.