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[Bug 11507] New: entities reference too broad

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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:07:25 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11507

           Summary: entities reference too broad
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5: The Markup Language (editor: Michael(tm) Smith)
        AssignedTo: mike@w3.org
        ReportedBy: davidc@nag.co.uk
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                    public-html@w3.org


http://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/syntax.html#character-references

says

One of the entity names defined in [XML Entities], using the same case.

but the XML entities spec lists several ISO entity sets not included in HTML or
MathML, at least: ISOGRK1,ISOGRK2 and ISOGRK4

It might be better to highlight the mathml/xhtml combined list that is
referenced from section 2 of the entities spec, namely

http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/2007/htmlmathml-f.ent

or equivalently reference the list in the html5 spec. But the entities spec has
some additional information such as images of all the characters and warnings
about problematic ones such as epsilon, so it's probably best not to lose that
reference altogether.

Perhaps change that bullet point to say


One of the entity names defined in [html5
multipage/named-character-references.html], using the same case. See [XML
Entities] for further information about character references.

or something.

(This comment should not be seen as a blocker for the next publication round,
it can be taken as a comment on the next release)

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