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Re: DASH

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 15:35:01 -0500
Message-ID: <36F011F5.F6499FA@w3.org>
To: Robert Dittler <rmdosb@sirius.com>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Robert Dittler wrote:
> 
> Peace:
> 
> I have been using <&#151;> to show a DASH.  I receive an error message
> for each use.  Reading the documentation re Characters, I only find a
> <!ENTITY shy  CDATA "&#173;" -- soft hyphen = discretionary hyphen,
> U+00AD ISOnum --> at
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html>.
> 
> Please advise as to which form I might use to render a compliant HTML
> 4.0 Transitional page.

In [1], two dashes of I believe differing widths are described:

<!ENTITY ndash   CDATA "&#8211;" -- en dash, U+2013 ISOpub -->
<!ENTITY mdash   CDATA "&#8212;" -- em dash, U+2014 ISOpub -->

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.ht

 - Ian
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