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special HTML characters [was: Re: [RDF+OWL] conformance]

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 10:46:09 +0200
Message-ID: <49FFFCD1.6020906@inf.unibz.it>
To: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
CC: RIF <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

>>> o The &isin; doesn't display for me in Firefox (used in a couple places
>>> when describing the profile).
>> This is odd. We use the symbol in a number of places throughout our
>> documents and it is a standard HTML entity. I also have no problems
>> seeing them with my Firefox.
>> If there is one near the start of the 5th paragraph. Does your browser
>> not render it?
> No, nor any other occurances in the document. This is a vanilla Firefox
> 3.0.10 running under Windows Vista.

I also have Firefox 3.0.10, running under Windows XP, but no problems. I
also have no problems with my Opera.
However, Internet Explorer does refuse to render the &isin;. Same thing
in BLD:

Also the OWL semantics recommendation:

Since we are using proper HTML entities I think we can just say it is a
problem of the clients that do not render the page properly.


> Dave

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