Re: format nego in HTML/10646?

Glenn Adams (
Mon, 8 May 95 16:33:02 EDT

Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 15:43:50 +0500
From: (Dan Connolly)

I'm willing to expand the section on "Undeclared markup error
handling" to talk about numeric character references, but I'm not sure
it's worth it.

My concern here relates the behavior I described earlier re: NetScape
and Mosaic where they were truncating a numeric character reference;
i.e., they were effectively doing:

char ch = (char) atoi ( numCharBuf )

I believe this behavior should be discouraged; they should be doing
something like the following on a Latin1 platform:

int ch = atoi ( numCharBuf )
if ( ch > 255 || ! isprint(ch) )
ch = <your favorite substitution character code that produces a box>;

There are no SDATA entity references in HTML 2.0.

Ah, I see you've changed from the official ISOLat1 set to a new set that
only uses CDATA. Clever.