FORMS inconsistency
Mon, 20 Mar 95 01:06:39 +0100

Apologies to all readers if this should be the wrong
place to post the information, but it is the only
place I have spotted with at least some 'officials'
at it.

I just want to tell about an inconsistency I have
encountered when using FORMS and character entities.
In the following I will refer to chapter 2.17.2
(ISO Latin 1 Character Entities) of the Version 2.0
internet draft.

The problem is the use of character entities on buttons:

<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="S&auml;u&oauml;che sta&uuml;ar&szlig;ten">. <P>
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Suche staraten">. <P>

>From my understanding the first one is correct HTML syntax, but
it does not work (at least not on my IBM OS/2 browser).
The second one does indeed work, but I assume that not to
be codepage compatible.
(Note: The characters in the second example are german
characters a", o", u" and sz (ss).)

May be it is already known, but I think as the
english speaking internet audience hasn't that
much to deal with character entities.

Oncemore sorry for posting this information here
if it should be the wrong place, but I think
that to be a real specification inconsistency
and want the right people to know it.

Oliver Heidelbach