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[Bug 9300] New: Remove the requirement to close NCR and entities with a colon

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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:31:19 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-9300-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9300

           Summary: Remove the requirement to close NCR and entities with a
                    colon
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/syntax#character-references
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


Lynx, IE, Mozilla, Webkit, Konqueror, Opera and Chrome all support decimal NCRs
without semicolon.

The same user agents also all support hexadecimal NCR without semicolon inside
attributes.

The only issue is directly in text - which IE, for hexadecimal NCRs doesn't
support.

Tests: http://målform.no/ncr-test/

Hence the requirement to terminate NCRs with a semicolon should be removed - it
is not a MUST in text/HTML.


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