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Re: HTML 5 removed "numeric character reference" term - why?

From: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 01:26:37 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <200706220726.l5M7QbD3035251@chilled.skew.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>, public-html@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> I agree that the spec is somewhat walking all over the SGML spec's terms 
> for this stuff.
> 
> The problem is I need a term that means both "character entity references" 
> and "numeric character references" and isn't unwieldly. Any suggestions? 
> Right now the spec uses the term "character entity references" in the 
> "writing html" section and just "entities" in the "parsing html" section.


"Character references" seems sufficiently general to me. 

When introducing the term, just mention that it subsumes the concepts of both 
"character entity references" and "numeric character references" from SGML, 
HTML and XML.
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