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Re: pb with entities FOUND IT

From: Charles Reitzel <creitzel@rcn.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 11:48:46 -0500
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To: Riccardo Cohen <rcohen@dial.oleane.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

I believe it is.  In all versions of HTML, the basic set of Latin 1 named 
entities are supported.  A missing DOCTYPE shouldn't preclude their 
use.  Starting with HTML 4, a large number of additional named entities are 
supported.  These should probably be allowed only for markup identified as 
(and perhaps verified to actually be) HTML 4 or later.

The code to determine the version level of a particular entity is not 
included in Tidy Classic, so I think the code is defaulting to known safe 
behavior in all browsers.  I added entity version info to TidyLib.  So, 
technically, this would be an enhancement request.

take it easy,

At 05:15 PM 12/4/2002 +0000, Riccardo Cohen wrote:

>by the way, is this a bug in tidy, or is it normal that without doctype, 
>&eacute; cant be generated ? (from my point of view this behavior is not 
>normal, but I dont know very well standards)
>Charles Reitzel wrote:
> > Dang.  I didn't know that!  Thanks for letting me know.
> > Glad you were able to get it working.
> >
> > I updated the FAQ for --doctype to note that "omit"
> > implies --numeric-entities yes.
> >
> >
> > At 11:00 AM 12/4/2002 +0000, Riccardo Cohen wrote:
> > >I gave you the config file extracted from html-kit
> > >with no change. That's why some options were not found.
> > >I tried to run tidy with no config file, and &eacute;
> > >worked.
> > >I tried to locate the option that make it wrong, and
> > >found it ! : there was "doctype: omit" !!!
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