Re: Charsets: Problem statement/requirements?

Joe English (
Wed, 8 Feb 95 21:06:45 EST

How should numeric character references (&#nnn;)
be interpreted in text/html; charset=something-other-than-latin1 ?

What if the MIME charset= parameter specifies
a multibyte encoding?

Will this break the "Added Latin 1 for HTML" entity set,
which uses numeric character references to define all
the entities?

(Proposed solution: state that "The implied SGML declaration
used for HTML documents with a 'charset' parameter other than
the default shall be chosen or constructed by the receiving party
in an implementation-specific manner. Therefore the use of numeric
character references in such documents is strongly discouraged."

OK, so that's pretty weak...)

--Joe English