Re: Extraneous Characters in Netscape Display

Walter Ian Kaye (boo@primenet.com)
Thu, 25 May 1995 05:39:50 -0700


Message-Id: <v01510109abea29decd4f@[198.68.46.39]>
Date: Thu, 25 May 1995 05:39:50 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: boo@primenet.com (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Extraneous Characters in Netscape Display

>> From: "Alexander, Larry" <lalexander@acad.com>
>>
>> I have been creating Web pages using the netscape rules file in HoTMetaL
>> Pro. Problems appear when I have pages with special entities. Each file
>> begins with:
>>
>> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//Netscape Corp.//DTD HTML plus Tables//EN"
>> "html-net.dtd"
>> [
>> <!ENTITY pound CDATA "">
>> ]>
>>
>> When using NCSA Mosaic v2B4 everything looks fine. However, with Spry Air
>> or Netscape, I see:
>>
>> ]>
>>
>> at the head of each page.
>>
>> Is HoTMetaL doing something illegal with the !ENTITY declaration?

 Paul Grosso wrote:
>The document type declaration--including the optional 'internal subset'
>(the part from [ to ] inclusive)--is valid SGML.

[snip]

>I also note, however, that the Public Identifier you show is not one
>of the valid choices given in the HTML 2.0 spec.


I think what HoTMetaL Pro *should* do is place the extra stuff in a
comment, and leave the doctype as standard HTML. SoftQuad, can you hear me?
:)


-Walter

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