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⟨ and ⟩ entities

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 01:31:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: public-xhtml2@w3.org
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0804070117150.30336@hixie.dreamhostps.com>


Hi,

There is an effort underway (coordinated by David Carlisle) to create a 
homogeneous set of entity names across vocabularies:

   http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-entity-names/

There are two entities in this group, &lang; and &rang;, which for 
historical reasons and compatibility with HTML4 are currently mapped to 
characters that have a canonical mapping to CJK fullwidth characters 
(U+2329 and U+232A, mapping to U+3008 and U+3009). As part of the HTML5 
work, the HTML5 spec was updated to map these two entities to more 
appropriate characters (U+27E8 and U+27E9).

Will XHTML2 have entities? If so, have you any opinion on whether &lang; 
or &rang; should be part of the XHTML2 set of entities, and what values 
they should have? Any input would be very helpful, so that we can keep 
these entities with a consistent meaning across any language that uses 
entity names.

Cheers,
-- 
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