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Re: Entities (part of detailed review)

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 17:27:55 +0100
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Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@gmail.com>

On 1 Aug 2007, at 13:28, Thomas Broyer wrote:

> 2007/8/1, Jirka Kosek:
>> Hi,
>> please find below my comments to section 8.6. Entities
>> (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#entities).
>> #1
>> The table could be very confusing as many of entities are presented
>> twice with and without trailing semicolon. At the first sight I  
>> thought
>> this was just typo but it seems that reason for this is to mimics  
>> legacy
>> behavior of entity processing. But if someone will just follow the
>> reference to this section he or she could be very easily confused.
>> Because of this, I think that there should be note clarifying why  
>> some
>> entities are presented twice in the table and pointing to an  
>> appropriate
>> part of parsing algorithm, probably Tokenising entities
>> (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#tokenising).
> Can someone remind me why this hasn't be done with a third "Is
> semi-colon required" column?

When implementing this section, I just copy and pasted the table,  
allowing me to create an CSV file from which I could easily create an  
array of each entity. If this was done with an extra column it would  
be more effort (though still possible).

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Thursday, 2 August 2007 16:28:01 UTC

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