Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets

Peter Flynn (pflynn@curia.ucc.ie)
08 Dec 1996 20:51:34 +0000 (GMT)


Date: 08 Dec 1996 20:51:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: HTML - i18n / NCR & charsets
In-reply-to: <199612040106.UAA02200@anansi.w3.org> (connolly@w3.org)
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: Dirk.vanGulik@jrc.it, www-html@w3.org, dirkx@elec.jrc.it
Message-id: <199612082051.UAA14968@curia.ucc.ie>

   >In the actual world people have taken to using so called Numerical
   >Glyph/Character references within their HTML documents, such as &#160; 
   >which are simply indexes into the 'defined' character set.

The only reason I can see for this is that after all this time, the
browser makers are _still_ unwilling to implement the proper names.

Is there some arcane judgment going on here, or do they not believe
that people would rather use mnemonics instead of NCRs? Or are they
just lazy?

///Peter