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Re: Web Magazine featuring Accessibility issues

From: Christopher R. Maden <crism@exemplary.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:55:46 -0700
Message-Id: <v01530503b43413bb7f1c@[]>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Leonard R. Kasday]
>Thank you <EM> very </EM> much for that explanation.  Just one question:
>when you say
>>an attribute value of "http://ieee.org/ohm.cgi?volt=3&amp=5" will be
>>interpreted as having a reference to the "amp" entity, and will be resolved
>>as "http://ieee.org/ohm.cgi?volt=3&=5", which isn't right.
>You're saying that &amp=5 is interpreted as &=5
>Is it really interpreted as                 &5
>since the = acts as a terminator and is eaten thereby?  I want to make sure
>I understand this.

No.  A semicolon or line-end terminator is eaten.  Any other
non-name-character ends the entity name but is not considered part of it.

&lt;abc ->   <abc
abc     ->   <abc
&ltabc  ->   [unknown entity reference] (properly)
        ->   <abc (in many browsers, improperly)
&lt=abc ->   <=abc


Christopher R. Maden, Solutions Architect
Exemplary Technologies
One Embarcadero Center, Ste. 2405
San Francisco, CA 94111
Received on Wednesday, 20 October 1999 20:57:10 UTC

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