Dashes (Was: Wish List for New Spec)

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Wed, 27 Dec 1995 23:00:49 PST


Subject:  Dashes (Was: Wish List for New Spec)
In-Reply-To: <199512280527.GAA02318@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 1995 23:00:49 PST
Message-Id: <19951227.75DD920.14D2A@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

> ++ Me, I still can't believe there's no support for a real dash ("em dash") in
> ++ HTML.  How can this be?
> ++
> Quoting the 28/3/95 HTML 3.0 draft, section Special Characters,
> subsection Hyphen:
>    The character entities &endash; and &emdash; denote dash marks with
>    the same widths as the &ensp; and &emsp; entities respectively.

And from the same document, the DTD lists:

<!ENTITY mdash  SDATA "[mdash ]" -- em dash -->
<!ENTITY ndash  SDATA "[ndash ]" -- en dash (1/2-em) -->

So which spelling is correct?

	<mike