Re: Charsets: Problem statement/requirements?

Larry Masinter (
Thu, 9 Feb 95 02:46:58 EST

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

I think basically numeric character references should be discouraged
in text/html; charset=something-other-than-US-ASCII.

I.e., if you have the ability to send 8-bit codes, send them, and
avoid using numeric character references. Numeric character references
help if you're prefer to encode your HTML as US-ASCII even though you
want to use some ISO-8859-1 characters.