Æ, Á, Â, etc.

marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 93 08:20:18 -0800
From: marca@ncsa.uiuc.edu (Marc Andreessen)
Message-id: <9301241620.AA01000@wintermute.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: &AElig;, &Aacute;, &Acirc;, etc.
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Are the mnemonic representations of ISO Latin 1 characters (e.g. in
the subject or in
really necessary for HTML?

As far as I can see, the question translates to 'Is there anyone who's
going to be typing in these things by hand that can't type the numeric
references instead?' and 'Aren't HTML editors going to be used to
produce documents with these characters anyway, and can't editors use
the numeric representation just as easy as the mnemonic