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Re: m-dashes (fwd)

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 18:36:51 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980204183651.009ad8e0@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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At 12:53 PM 04/02/98 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
>There actually is an issue here.  Using &mdash; is more universal
>than &#151;

Unfortunately, on today's Web, &#151; is more universal despite not being 
a valid character in any HTML standard.  Few browsers support &mdash; 
(notably missing is Netscape), but all Windows and Mac browsers that I 
know of except Lynx show &#151; as an em dash.

I still recommend two hyphens in place of &mdash; or &#151;.

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Liam Quinn
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