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

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 10:17:27 +0100
Message-ID: <4A000427.4050802@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
CC: RIF <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Jos de Bruijn wrote:
>>>> 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.

Checked on a different machine, works on Firefox/XP for me as well, just 
not Firefox/Vista.  Perhaps a font difference under Vista?

> However, Internet Explorer does refuse to render the &isin;. Same thing
> in BLD:
> http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/BLD#Semantic_Structures
> Also the OWL semantics recommendation:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/direct.html
> 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.

Fair enough.

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