W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > November 2005

[whatwg] Character/Entity Reference Syntax Support

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 12:34:32 +0200
Message-ID: <FD157200-23B7-4818-AABC-635252FE1B61@iki.fi>
On Oct 16, 2005, at 04:32, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> It seems that IE doesn't support omitting the REFC for any hex  
> character reference and only supports omitting it for ISO-8859-1  
> entities plus &amp, &lt, &gt and &quot from the markup significant  
> category.  IE doesn't support &apos either, but it's not defined in  
> HTML4 anyway.

I have suggested that conforming documents be required to use the  
semicolon in all cases. That way conformance checkers could enforce  
maximum compatibility.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Saturday, 26 November 2005 02:34:32 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 13 April 2015 23:08:24 UTC