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

From: David Håsäther <hasather@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:17:33 +0200
Message-ID: <1a296f990706220417rde5ebb0w52e9ab3adc95c153@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mike Brown" <mike@skew.org>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org

On 6/22/07, Mike Brown <mike@skew.org> wrote:
> > > The thing is that the spec now uses "character entity reference" to refer
> > > to both character references and entity references (which should be clear
> > > by now). So naming the just "character references" would not include entity
> > > references at all.
> >
>
> I disagree; they're all references to characters.

In HTML5, yes. But yea, as Ian said, there really aren't entities
anymore, so I think I agree that "character references" is the best
name to refer to them all, and that we better skip entities.

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David Håsäther
Received on Friday, 22 June 2007 11:17:40 UTC

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