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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 18:23:28 +0200
To: David Håsäther <hasather@gmail.com>, "Mike Brown" <mike@skew.org>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tubztexe64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:17:33 +0200, David Håsäther <hasather@gmail.com>  
wrote:
> On 6/22/07, Mike Brown <mike@skew.org> wrote:
>> 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.

On the other hand, everyone is using the term entities already. What's so  
wrong with that in the context of HTML?


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