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XHTML Media Types note update

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:44:41 -0500
Message-ID: <4C49AAD9.40003@aptest.com>
To: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>
When we update the note, I think we should add the following guideline:

A.28.  Use of Named Entities

DO NOT use named entities other than &lt; &gt; &amp; and &quot; - the 
entities defined by XML.  DO use the numeric equivalents for other 
entities (e.g., use &#169; rather than &copy;).

Rationale:

Many user agents treat XHTML Family markup languages as generic XML.  As 
a result, they are unable to process the named entities that are defined 
by the markup language.

Any objections?  Comments?

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