Re: Registered

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Wed, 7 Jun 1995 03:48:44 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510107abfb2df5af15@[198.68.46.118]>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 03:48:44 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Registered

At 11:31a 06/06/95, Chris Lilley wrote:
>Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>> Larry wrote:
>
>> >BTW &#150 seems to always provide an en dash, &#151, an em dash.
>>
>> Interesting -- Netscape for Macintosh does not map en dash and em dash to
>> those characters for Latin-1. You would think Netscape 1.1 for Windows and
>> Macintosh would map those characters to the same ISO codes, wouldn't you?
>
>The character code positions are unused in the range 128-160 (which are the
>equivalent of the control characters, but with bit 7 set), so any characters
>in that range are technically errors; if browsers do display them, the results
>will necessarily be system dependent. See:
>
>http://www.w3.org/hypertext/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_12.html#SEC98

Yes, they are technically errors, but my point above was that en-dashes and
em-dashes are NOT system dependent as far as Netscape and MacOS and Windows
are concerned, and you would think that a cross-platform program would be
consistent in its mappings. At least that's what I would think!


-Walter ::trying to restore a subject line to these messages::

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