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Re: missing character entities in HTML 4.0 specification of 1998-04-24

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 16:47:32 -0400
Message-ID: <3548E364.334F9E38@w3.org>
To: ccarey@manu.com
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
ccarey@manu.com wrote:
> 
> Hello www-html-editor,
> 
> the HTML 4.0 specification of 1998-04-24 is missing a couple of character
> entities in section 24.4.1. Not only did Microsoft recently add the euro
> sign to code page 1252, but Z-caron and z-caron were also recently added
> (check out http://www.microsoft.com/typography/faq/faq12.htm, searching on
> the string "Windows Western"). Thus, the following lines ought to be added
> to section 24.4.1, in the "Latin Extended-A" subsection:
> 
>      <!ENTITY Zcaron  CDATA "&#381;"  -- latin capital letter Z with caron,
>                                          U+017D ISOlat2 -->
>      <!ENTITY zcaron  CDATA "&#382;"  -- latin small letter z with caron,
>                                          U+017E ISOlat2 -->
> 
Thank you for your input. However, the fact that Microsoft added
support for additional character entities will not affect the HTML 4.0
Recommendation. Should there be an HTML 4.1, for example, the
list of character entities might be extended. 

Ian
Received on Thursday, 30 April 1998 16:47:46 GMT

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