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Misquotes on APL Quote

From: Lido DiCalogero <LDiCalogero@CALIPERCORP.COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 17:24:44 -0500
Message-ID: <F3751884BD52E74FBACCCDE55781D7E40B3BE5@cal101.caliper.net>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
To the Editor,

I find it confusing that most of the W3C documentation on character entity references incorrectly associates the phrase "APL Quote" with the (double) quotation mark.

APL Quote is the single vertical apostrophe (') used in most computer languages (and is not inclined to the left or the right) and has the unicode value 0027 = &#39;.

However, most occurrences on the W3C web site incorrectly describe APL Quote as the (double) vertical quotation mark (") which has the unicode value 0022 = &#34;.

Correct:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-DOM-Level-3-Events-20030331/keyset.html 
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/NOTE-DOM-Level-3-Events-20031107/keyset.html

Incorrect:
	http://www.w3.org/2003/entities/xhtml1doc/xhtml1-special.html and http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Test/HTML401/current/tests/5_3_1-BF-01.html 
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-xhtml-modularization-20000105/dtd_module_defs.html
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-xhtml-modularization-20040218/dtd_module_defs.html
	http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/sgml/entities.html
	http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40-970708/sgml/entities.html
	http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-entities-961125
	http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-xhtml-basic-20001219/xhtml-basic10-f.dtd

Please correct these mistaken entries.

Thanks,

Lido DiCalogero 
Software Architect
 
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CORRECT:	(http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-DOM-Level-3-Events-20030331/keyset.html)

	U+000022" 											(&#34;)
		The Quotation Mark (Quote Double) key ("). 
	"U+000027"											(&#39;)
		The Apostrophe (Apostrophe-Quote, APL Quote) key ('). 

INCORRECT:

	<!ENTITY quot "&#34;" ><!-- quotation mark = APL quote, U+0022 ISOnum --> 
	<!ENTITY quot CDATA "&#34;" -- quotation mark, =apl quote, u+0022 ISOnum --> 

	quot 00022 QUOTATION MARK quotation mark = APL quote 

	24.4.1 The list of characters
	<!-- Special characters for HTML -->

	<!-- Character entity set. Typical invocation:
	     <!ENTITY % HTMLspecial PUBLIC
	       "-//W3C//ENTITIES Special//EN//HTML">
	     %HTMLspecial; -->

	<!-- Portions  International Organization for Standardization 1986:
	     Permission to copy in any form is granted for use with
	     conforming SGML systems and applications as defined in
	     ISO 8879, provided this notice is included in all copies.
	-->

	<!-- Relevant ISO entity set is given unless names are newly introduced.
	     New names (i.e., not in ISO 8879 list) do not clash with any
	     existing ISO 8879 entity names. ISO 10646 character numbers
	     are given for each character, in hex. CDATA values are decimal
	     conversions of the ISO 10646 values and refer to the document
	     character set. Names are ISO 10646 names. 

	-->

	<!-- C0 Controls and Basic Latin -->
	<!ENTITY quot    CDATA "&#34;"   -- quotation mark = APL quote,
	                                    U+0022 ISOnum -->
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